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  • Luke Littler was seen fuming after a misthrow saw him lose to Gerwyn Price 
  • The 17-year-old slammed his knee in rage after taking their match to a decider 
  • It was a thrilling match, with Price booking his place in the semi-finals  

Luke Littler was seen fuming after a costly mistake saw him suffer defeat to Gerwyn Price in a thrilling Premier League Darts quarter-final clash on Thursday night.  

It seemed the pressure took it’s toll on both players towards the end of the match, with both making mistakes when it counted. 

At 5-4 up, Price left a match-dart on the board, giving teenage star Littler a life-line to send the game to a deciding leg. But Price’s experience showed, with the Welshman bouncing back to capitalise on a misthrow from his opponent to win 6-5. 

Frustrated by his mistake, Littler was seen slamming his hands against his knee in anguish as he walked up to the oche to collect his darts, realising that Price had another chance to take the match. 

This time, Price made no mistake. He closed out the game with a 13-dart hold and let out a huge roar in elation.

Luke Littler PUNCHES himself in frustration as costly mistake sees 17-year-old narrowly lose to Gerwyn Price in Premier League Darts quarter-final thriller as Michael van Gerwen storms to victory on Night Three

Luke Littler was seen fuming after a costly error saw him suffer defeat against Gerwyn Price

It was an enthralling match, with the Welshman making several mistakes of his own before claiming a 6-5 win 

'The Nuke' had forced the match to a deciding leg but succumbed to his opponent. He was seen walking off the stage shaking his head in frustration

‘The Nuke’ had forced the match to a deciding leg but succumbed to his opponent. He was seen walking off the stage shaking his head in frustration

Price advanced to take on Humphries in the semi-final but was ultimately beaten 6-3 by the World No 1 who set up a clash against Michael van Gerwen in the final. 

It was the Dutchman who would reign victorious on Night Three on the circuit, pulling off a sensational comeback to defeat the world champion after going 4-2 down in the match.

The three-time world champion dubbed himself the ‘trophy man’ after the match but admitted that he wasn’t at his best.

‘I won tonight and I didn’t even play well, that’s a good thing. You could see I had a lot of problems. Ending on a double today was good,’ he told Sky Sports following his trophy presentation. 

‘Last year I said to myself I want to win so many weeks, I want a certain number of points. This year I do it different. I play week by week. No targets now. There’s been a lot of pressure on my shoulders.

‘It’s important, you can see by my reaction. You’re playing against the best players in the world.’

Van Gerwen was certainly right, the quality of darts on show in Glasgow was superb and perhaps Littler’s clash against Price was the pick of the matches. 

While it was a frustrating night for Luke ‘The Nuke’, he has enjoyed an excellent week booking his place in his place at his first-ever European Tour event at next month’s Belgian Darts Open.  

Michael van Gerwen reigned victorious on Night Three after beating Luke Humphries in the final

Michael van Gerwen reigned victorious on Night Three after beating Luke Humphries in the final

The victory sees the Dutchman go top of the Premier League Darts standings on 10 points

The victory sees the Dutchman go top of the Premier League Darts standings on 10 points

He also pocketed £15,000 on Monday night after beating Ryan Searle to win the Players Championship. 

Littler had previously enacted revenge against PDC World Championship winner Luke Humphries on Night One of the Premier League Darts circuit, before besting Michael Smith 6-5 in another close encounter. 

He continued to pick up points on Night Two, defeating Rob Cross and Humphries again, before being beaten by the three-time World Champion, Van Gerwen. 

Earlier in the night, Humphries staged an excellent comeback to defeat Nathan Aspinall, winning five legs on the spin after his opponent had missed a chance at a nine-darter

‘Cool Hand Luke’ would subsequently claim victory in his semi-final against Price and gain a berth in his first Premier League dart’s weekly final against Van Gerwen, but was unable to overturn the world champion’s comeback, despite averaging 101.37. 

Despite that, it's been a busy week for the 2024 World Championship finalist, who booked his place in his first European Tour event this week

Despite that, it’s been a busy week for the 2024 World Championship finalist, who booked his place in his first European Tour event this week

Littler and Price are now ranked level on points in the Premier League Darts standings

Littler and Price are now ranked level on points in the Premier League Darts standings

The World No 1 now sits fourth in the standings, level on five points with both Littler and Price, with Michael Smith in second with seven points. 

Following his victory, Van Gerwen has pulled away from the pack to take a three-point lead at the top of the table on 10 points.  



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