Jonny Clayton won his fourth Cazoo Premier League night of 2022 as he beat Michael van Gerwen 6-3 in the final in Glasgow.

The Welshman has been in imperious form this year, and increased his lead at the top of the table to six points with victory in front of over 9,000 fans at the OVO Hydro.

With 5th placed Joe Cullen losing in the Quarter-Finals to Van Gerwen, it means that Clayton has secured his qualification for the Play-Offs in Berlin.

“It means a lot to see that Q next to my name,” said Clayton.

“That was my aim to make the top four. I played well tonight and I am really happy with my game.”

“I would love to finish top, but the top four is what I wanted to be in. Hopefully I carry on winning games and can finish top.

“Part one is done, but part two is to try and win the Premier League again.”

The final started with six trades of throw, with the pair evenly placed.

After another hold, Clayton then capitalised on four missed darts from Van Gerwen to break throw and move to within a leg of victory.
Reigning champion Clayton then sealed the night win with a cool 68 checkout to round out a 6-3 victory.

His run to a sixth final of the year started with a 6-2 win over James Wade in a repeat of last Thursday’s final in Dublin.

In a brilliant Semi-Final, he then ended the hopes of home favourite Gary Anderson with a 6-4 win.

Despite three ton-plus checkouts from Anderson, including a night high 150 finish, Clayton’s scoring proved too strong – with the Welshman also landing a 141 finish of his own.

Anderson had earlier seen off a lacklustre Peter Wright in the opening game of the night.

Van Gerwen’s run to the title started with a narrow 6-5 victory over Cullen.

He then backed it up with another 6-5 victory over Michael Smith in arguably the game of the night.

Smith was looking the likelier of the two to reach the final as he lead 4-2, but Van Gerwen recovered well with a 108 checkout to close the gap.

He then sealed his spot in the deciding leg with a 104 finish to break throw.

His run to the final puts him 13 points ahead of Cullen in fifth, with a maximum of 15 points left to play for over the next three league nights – meaning his Play-Off place is all but secured.

The action continues next Thursday in Sheffield at the Utilita Arena.

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2022 Cazoo Premier League
Night 13 – OVO Arena, Glasgow
Thursday May 5
Peter Wright 2-6 Gary Anderson
Jonny Clayton 6-2 James Wade
Gerwyn Price 3-6 Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen 6-5 Joe Cullen

Gary Anderson 4-6 Jonny Clayton
Michael Smith 5-6 Michael van Gerwen

Jonny Clayton 6-3 Michael van Gerwen


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