Premier League Darts: Michael van Gerwen snatches victory from Luke Littler on Night Two in Berlin

Michael van Gerwen punished two missed match darts from Luke Littler to take victory on Night Two in Berlin; Dutchman wins last-leg decider for 6-5 victory; Watch the Premier League Darts for the every Thursday night live on Sky Sports

By Megan Wellens, Digital Sports Journalist @MegWellensX

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Michael van Gerwen stayed strong to seal a 6-5 victory over Luke Littler and win Night Two of BetMGM Premier League Darts in Berlin.

Littler got off to a perfect start, taking out a 12-dart leg for an early break but the Green Machine fought back, going 2-1 in front.

Michael van Gerwen edged Luke Littler in a dramatic last-leg decider in the final in Berlin

Both then continued to average over 100 and throw brilliant darts, Littler holding his throw to take the match to 5-5 and a deciding leg.

It was then heartbreak for the 17-year-old as, after setting himself up on D10, he missed two match darts, allowing van Gerwen to return and snatch the match on D4.

Van Gerwen says he's feeling comfortable on stage after beating Littler in the final

"Sometimes I have the darts but to have games against Luke Littler is always good," Van Gerwen told Sky Sports Darts after his win.


"I think it was a great night, the way how everyone played, I think it was a fantastic night for darts.

"I am really pleased with my own performance today. Finally today I was able to answer him at the final push and that is really important for me.

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"I played really well and in the important moments I was able to keep the pressure on my opponents.

"That was a key moment for me today. There is more to come."

Van Gerwen hit six perfect darts in a superb last-leg decider against Michael Smith in the semi-final in Berlin

Van Gerwen produced a sensational deciding leg against Michael Smith to book his spot in the final.

The Dutchman was imperious through the first portion of the game, taking a 4-1 lead over Bullyboy.

Smith fought back to bring the match to 5-5, four legs on the spin helping him on his way, but two maximums in the last-leg decider sealed the victory for MVG.

Results: Night One, Utilita Arena, Cardiff

Nathan Aspinall 4-6 Michael van Gerwen
Michael Smith 6-5 Gerwyn Price
Luke Littler 6-5 Rob Cross
Luke Humphries 6-4 Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Michael Smith
Luke Littler 6-5 Luke Humphries
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Luke Littler

In the opening quarter-final of the night, the Night Two winner fought back and took five legs in a row to claim his first Premier League victory of 2024 over Nathan Aspinall.

The Asp had got off to a perfect start, taking the first three legs and averaging over 112, but Van Gerwen showed his class to come back, break the throw twice, and take the 6-4 win.

Van Gerwen was 4-1 down to Nathan Aspinall, then this 120-checkout sparked him to win every remaining leg in the match

Littler defeats World Championship rivals on route to final

Littler claimed a spot in his first Premier League final with a close 6-5 victory over Luke Humphries in a replay of the World Darts Championship final.

Littler hit a 130 checkout on the bullseye against Cross

Humphries looked the stronger of the two at first but Littler kept scoring well and worked his way back into the match.

With a deciding leg, and the world champion missing a crucial T20, Littler set himself up beautifully with three T18s for his favourite D10 for the win.

Littler hit six perfect darts but Luke Humphries still managed to win a brilliant leg in the semi-final in Berlin

Littler had previously held his nerve in a rematch of the World Championship quarter-final to claim a 6-5 victory over Rob Cross.

The momentum kept swinging between the two, Littler finding a 130 checkout on his way to a 3-1 lead, Cross fighting back with a 144 as the match came to a head at 5-5.

Littler showed maturity beyond his years to stay calm and take the match on D15 and add some more points to his tally.

Rob Cross hit a superb 144 checkout against Littler

Elsewhere, in a replay of the Night One final, Smith fought back from three legs down and two breaks of throw to take a 6-5 win over Gerwyn Price.

Both players reeled in the 'Big Fish' in a sensational game, the St Helens man showing his class and form to book a semi-final spot.

Humphries had also shown his skill to win a hard-fought contest against Peter Wright, taking a 6-4 victory.

It was arguably Wright's strongest performance for a while, finding a break of throw, but even two maximums in the 10th leg weren't enough as Humphries booked his semi-final spot.

Wayne Mardle feels Peter Wright is in the worst form of his life and says he can't keep blaming the darts

He will be hoping a home crowd on his side on Night Three in Glasgow can see him finally get some points on the board.

What's next?

Premier League Darts now heads to the OVO Hydro in Glasgow on Thursday February 15.

Fixtures: Night Three, Glasgow, Thursday February 15

Rob Cross v Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright
Nathan Aspinall v Luke Humphries
Gerwyn Price v Luke Littler

Night Three will open with Rob Cross vs Michael Smith, before Michael van Gerwen plays Peter Wright, Nathan Aspinall faces Luke Humphries, and Gerwyn Price is up against Luke Littler.

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