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Premier League Darts: Michael Smith shows class against Dimitri Van den Bergh and Gerwyn Price to win in Glasgow

Michael Smith beat Gerwyn Price, Jonny Clayton, and Dimitri Van den Bergh to win in Glasgow I The 3Arena, Dublin hosts the fourth of 17 individual venues on Thursday February 23 with the Play-Offs returning to The O2 in London on Thursday, May 25

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Take a look at the best of the action from Night Three of the Premier League in Glasgow

Michael Smith laid down a marker in Glasgow as he defeated Dimitri Van den Bergh to win on Night Three of the Premier League.

Smith, who took 16 weeks to register a Premier League win in 2022, romped past Gerwyn Price, Jonny Clayton, and Van den Bergh to become the third winner in three weeks in 2023, joining Chris Dobey and Price with a victory to his name.

The world champion held off a spirited Van den Bergh as the Belgian continuously fought back every time Smith took the lead, Bullyboy eventually finding a crucial 13-dart leg and sublime 144 finish to keep himself in control.

Premier League - Night 3 in Glasgow Results

Quarter-finals Nathan Aspinall 6-5 Michael van Gerwen
Peter Wright 4-6 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Gerwyn Price 3-6 Michael Smith
Jonny Clayton 6-1 Chris Dobey
Semi-finals Nathan Aspinall 1-6 Dimitri Van den Bergh
Michael Smith 6-5 Jonny Clayton
Final Michael Smith 6-4 Dimitri Van den Bergh

With the game at 5-4, Smith found an extra gear and showed his ability to grind out games, taking out the D10 finish for a 6-4 victory.

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Michael Smith reacts to beating Dimitri Van den Bergh on Night Three of the Premier League in Glasgow to get his first win of the season

"I felt really good tonight," Smith said on Sky Sports. "Even when I missed a nine (dart finish), I said to myself to just keep believing in what you are doing.

"I want to make the top four (of the Premier League) and be in finals night and keep winning. I know when I am playing well I can win matches. When I am playing bad, it is about turning up the week after and playing better.

"I expect more of myself, but I need to go back to the drawing board and to the fight I showed before I won the Grand Slam. I showed that tonight, the fighter that is inside me."

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Earlier in the night, Smith showed his class in a quarter-final victory over last week's winner Price, three breaks of throw plus a 115 finish helping the world No 1 over the line.

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Michael Smith hits a 140 checkout to take a four to two leg lead against Dimitri Van den Bergh in the Night Three Premier League final in Glasgow

The St Helens man then had to show the same fight to get past Clayton, a crucial break of throw and 122 finish bringing the World Champion back in front before he sealed his final spot on D18 in a final leg decider.

Van den Bergh got his night in Glasgow going with a big win over hometown hero Peter Wright, some big finishing on the trebles and a late break of throw helping him seal a 6-4 victory.

He then backed that up with a dominant semi-final display against Aspinall, two sensational 11-dart legs proving too much for the Stockport man to handle as Van den Bergh clearly enjoyed himself on the stage.

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Michael van Gerwen hits back at Nathan Aspinall with an impressive 170 checkout in Glasgow

In Thursday's other quarter-finals, Aspinall held off a mid-match Michael van Gerwen fightback, including two 12-dart legs and a Big Fish finish, to eliminate the favourite, with Clayton's hunt for some Premier League points finally up and running as he romped to an emphatic 6-1 victory in his match with Chris Dobey.

Where are we heading next?

Night 4 in Dublin: Thursday, February 23

Quarter-Finals Michael Smith vs Peter Wright
Gerwyn Price vs Dimitri Van den Bergh
Jonny Clayton vs Nathan Aspinall
Chris Dobey vs Michael van Gerwen

The Premier League roadshow heads to the 3Arena, Dublin on Thursday, February 23 for Night Four of the league phase.

Smith and Wright lock horns in a repeat of the 2022 world championship final.

Elsewhere, Price takes on Van den Bergh, Dobey and six-time winner Van Gerwen collide, while Clayton and Aspinall in front of a sell-out Irish crowd.

2023 Premier League Schedule

Night 3 OVO Hydro, Glasgow February 16
Night 4 3Arena, Dublin February 23
Night 5 Westpoint Exeter March 2
Night 6 The Brighton Centre March 9
Night 7 Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham March 16
Night 8 Utilita Arena, Newcastle March 23
Night 9 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin March 30
Night 10 Utilita Arena, Birmingham April 6
Night 11 M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool April 13
Night 12 Rotterdam Ahoy April 20
Night 13 First Direct Arena, Leeds April 27
Night 14 AO Arena, Manchester May 4
Night 15 Utilita Arena, Sheffield May 11
Night 16 P&J Live, Aberdeen May 18
Play-Offs The O2, London May 25

We're back for more Premier League Darts action from the 3Arena, Dublin on Thursday, February 23 - live on Sky Sports Action & Sky Sports Main Event from 7pm.

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