Gary Anderson has fired a warning to world number one Michael van Gerwen, stating: ‘I’m here to muck up his darting career’.
Anderson and Van Gerwen contested a thrilling Premier League clash on Thursday evening at Belfast’s SSE Arena, which ended in a 6-6 draw lasting just 16 minutes.
It was arguably one of the most high-quality Premier League contests ever played. Van Gerwen averaged 110.55 to Anderson’s 108.24 and all twelve legs went with throw, which is a first in this year’s Premier League.
MvG also recorded six maximums and boasted a checkout percentage of 60%, although he was unable to overcome ‘The Flying Scotsman’, who hit an astonishing 85% on the doubles. This clinical performance from the Scot included a fabulous 119 checkout to level up proceedings at 5-5 with ‘The Green Machine’ poised to pounce.
This point extends MvG’s unbeaten league run to ten games, however he now trails table-topper Phil Taylor by four points having drawn four of his last five fixtures. Elsewhere, this point also maintains Anderson’s top-four status, as he prepares to face fellow play-off chaser James Wade in Bournemouth next week.