MX23RW : Tuesday, June 25 11:34:00| >> :600:6964018:6964018:

Luke Littler wins second successive Premier League week in Manchester

Littler wins second Premier League week in Manchester
© Reuters
Luke Littler moves to the top of the Premier League table with victory on Week 10 in Manchester.

Luke Littler has won his second successive week in the Premier League to move to the top of the standings.

Up until last week, the 17-year-old had not prevailed in any of the Thursday night events, but success in Manchester has moved him ahead of Luke Humphries.

While Littler was not at his best throughout the evening, victories were posted over Michael van Gerwen and Nathan Aspinall to set up a final with Gerwyn Price.

From the perspective of the Welshman, he had produced his best form of the entire campaign, firstly averaging 107.88 to see off Peter Wright by a 6-4 scoreline.

That was bettered in the semi-finals, Price hitting the first nine-darter of this year's Premier League on the way to a 6-3 triumph over Michael Smith with a 102.88 average.

However, Price's level dropped off in the final as Littler came through with a 6-3 win, averaging 100.48 in the process moments after watching Manchester United - the club that he supports - concede 100th and 101st-minute goals to lose 4-3 to Chelsea.

In seeing off Price, Littler now sits one point clear of Humphries and a massive eight points ahead of fifth position, putting him on the brink of securing a top-four-spot.

Smith beat Humphries 6-3 to leave the world champion in second, yet he still holds a four and five-point lead over Aspinall and Van Gerwen.

Meanwhile, Price's run to the final has moved him to within seven points of the playoffs.

ID:540565:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect3201:

Click here for more stories about Luke Littler

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Luke Humphries celebrates winning the 2024 PDC World Darts Championship on January 3, 2024
Read Next:
Humphries dominates in Dublin to win Premier League Week Eight
rhs 2.0
Euro 2024 fixtures header
Tuesday, June 25
Wednesday, June 26
Saturday, June 29
Sunday, June 30
Monday, July 1
Tuesday, July 2
Friday, July 5
Saturday, July 6
Tuesday, July 9
Wednesday, July 10
Sunday, July 14

Sports Mole provides in-depth previews and predictions for every match from the biggest leagues and competitions in world football.
Argentina's Lionel Messi kisses the World Cup trophy after collecting the Golden Ball award on December 18, 2022Sign up for our FREE daily preview newsletter direct to your inbox!