The story of the night from Dublin as Michael Smith throws nine-darter and Gerwyn Price excels
Coverage of the Premier League continues on Thursday, March 5 from Westpoint, Exeter at 7pm on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Mix
Last Updated: 28/02/20 5:47pm
Michael Smith treated Dublin to the Premier League's first nine-darter in three years, while Gerwyn Price demolished world champion Peter Wright on another stunning night of darts.
Nathan Aspinall followed up his victory over Michael van Gerwen in Cardiff with a 7-5 win over Glen Durrant, who had started the evening at the top of the table.
Gary Anderson edged Rob Cross 7-5 before Smith threw the perfect leg on his way towards a memorable win over Daryl Gurney, who remains at the bottom of the pack.
Michael van Gerwen reclaimed first place as he fended off Irish challenger Willie O'Connor 7-4 and Price closed the night with an emphatic 7-1 rout against Wright.
Night Four Results: 3Arena, Dublin
|Glen Durrant||5-7||Nathan Aspinall|
|Rob Cross||5-7||Gary Anderson|
|Daryl Gurney||5-7||Michael Smith|
|William O'Connor||4-7||Michael van Gerwen|
|Gerwyn Price||7-1||Peter Wright|
Having produced checkouts of 167 and 142 against Jonny Clayton in Cardiff on night three, Smith conjured more heroics with the first Premier League nine-darter since Adrian Lewis' against Raymond van Barneveld in Liverpool in 2017.
Bully Boy's moment to remember arrived in the fourth leg as he beat Daryl Gurney 7-5 in front of 9,000 fans 3Arena.
Irishman Willie O'Connor was treated to an electric walk-on ahead of his match with Van Gerwen, later describing it as the "best night of my life".
He told Sky Sports: "I can't even put into words, it was brilliant. It was everything I expected it to be and more."
Smith's nine-dart spectacle aside, Price vented the frustration of three successive draws by dismantling Wright 7-1 in a repeat matchup of December's World Championship semi-final.
The Welshman, who averaged 98.75 and hit 7/16 on doubles, now sits third in the table ahead of his meeting with Durrant in Exeter.
Smith's children enjoyed that one...
View from Mardle
Sky Sports' Wayne Mardle reflected on Smith's nine-darter, Wright's disappointing performance and the incredible Dublin introduction for O'Connor.
Here's how the table is looking after night four...
Next stop, Exeter...
Night Five, March 5: Westpoint, Exeter
|Rob Cross||vs||Daryl Gurney|
|Gerwyn Price||vs||Glen Durrant|
|Nathan Aspinall||vs||Peter Wright|
|Gary Anderson||vs||Luke Humphries|
|Michael Smith||vs||Michael van Gerwen|
Night Four heads to Exeter as World Darts Championship quarter-finalist Luke Humphries takes on Gary Anderson as the fifth challenger of the season.
Coverage of the Premier League continues on Thursday, March 5 from Westpoint, Exeter at 7pm on Sky Sports Action & Sky Sports Mix with Gary Anderson taking on 'Cool Hand' Luke Humphries. Don't forget, the Premier League is on every Thursday all the way through until the Play-Offs in London on May 21.