MVG through after thriller

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Published: Thursday 1st January 2015 by The News Editor

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Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen sealed his place in the semi-finals of the PDC World Championships after coming out on top in an exciting contest with Robert Thornton.

Van Gerwen looked to be cruising through to the last four at Alexandra Palace after a blistering start saw him race into a 3-0 lead.

He struck 180s in all five legs of the first set before finishing things off with a 10-darter, and he continued to impress as he won the next two sets as well.

However, Thornton was also producing some great darts and he won the next two sets to reduce Van Gerwen’s lead to 3-2, and the 2012 UK Open champion should really have made it 3-3 as well.

The Scot could not make the most of his opportunity, though, and Van Gerwen made him pay by winning the final two sets – including a 170 checkout to seal the 5-2 victory.

Published: Thursday 1st January 2015 by The News Editor

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