Darts: Michael van Gerwen Back On Top After Premier League Night 14
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Michael van Gerwen is now on 19 points and is the first player to qualify for the Premier League Play-Offs after a 8-4 win over The Flying Scotsman. The loss for Gary Anderson has now officially eliminated him from qualifying.

This can also be said for James Wade, who managed to gain a point against Nathan Aspinall after being 7-5 down. 

José de Sousa gained revenged against Jonny Clayton after his previous loss at the beginning of the tournament with a 8-5 triumph. However, Clayton remains in the top four on 16 points.

The night ended with Peter Wright impressing the crowd once again. Five legs on the spin saw Snakebite beat Dimitri van Den Bergh 8-5, a result that could prove significant for finals night this Friday. 

MVG back in the play-offs

There will be no repeat of not making the play-offs for Van Gerwen this year.

Despite only a 98 average, there was plenty for Van Gerwen to be happy about from Tuesday evening. These include two 116 finishes in the second and ninth legs. 

The most significant part of the match came when The Green Machine hit six perfect darts and managed to break the Anderson throw to lead 4-3.

An impressive 138 checkout wasn't enough for Anderson and Van Gerwen saw the match out comfortably 8-4. The former two-time Premier League winner will have to play his remaining two games knowing he won't be lifting the trophy for a third time this year.

Elsewhere, James Wade and Nathan Aspinall played out an entertaining draw. A result that was probably the fairest outcome. 

The match didn't disappoint from the start. There were five 180s in the first three legs, with the second seeing an 11 dart leg from Wade, who took out 100. A 12 darter was soon followed by Aspinall to bring it back to 2-1.

It was a back and forth affair that looked like The Asp would just come out on top after being 7-5 up. However, one missed dart on double 16 meant Wade was able to share the spoils. 

José gets Clayton scalp

The Special One now looks extremely good for the play-offs with 18 points. 

Despite a 102, 106 and 111 checkout by Clayton throughout the encounter, the Welshman's scoring just wasn't good enough to fire a shot. 

(Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

De Sousa had a 106 finish of his own and always seemed extremely comfortable on his own throw. Two double 18s in a 90 checkout to go 4-2 up typified how the Portuguese played. 

The 8-5 victory was wrapped up with a 58 finish and a 97 average to Clayton's 92. 

Night fourteen was completed with Wright coming back to beat Van Den Bergh 8-5, after being 3-5 down at one stage.

The match was wrapped up with a 116 checkout, the highest of the match. 

The result means the Belgium remains out of the top four after dropping out of it on Monday night. As for Wright, his hopes of winning this tournament for the first time remains, but two victories are needed on Wednesday and Thursday for any chance. 

Unibet Premier League
Night Fourteen - Tuesday May 25

James Wade 7-7 Nathan Aspinall

Jonny Clayton 5-8 José de Sousa

Gary Anderson 4-8 Michael van Gerwen

Peter Wright 8-5 Dimitri van Den Bergh

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