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Night Three – Thursday February 21st 3Arena, Dublin
Gerwyn Price 6-6 James Wade
Steve Lennon 5-7 Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen 7-2 Rob Cross
Michael Smith 5-7 Daryl Gurney
Mensur Suljovic 6-6 Raymond van Barneveld
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MICHAEL VAN GERWEN maintained his winning start to the 2019 Unibet Premier League with a resounding 7-2 victory over Rob Cross at Dublin's 3Arena on Thursday.
Night Three of darts' widest-reaching tournament saw four-time Premier League champion Van Gerwen produced a hat-trick of 14-dart legs along with an 11-darter as he raced into a 6-0 lead in the battle of the world's top two.
Former World Champion Cross was unable to cope with the Dutchman's relentless pressure, but after Van Gerwen missed two darts at double four for a tenth whitewash in Premier League history, Cross got on the board with back-to-back legs.
However, Cross was unable to sustain a comeback attempt as world number one Van Gerwen proved too strong, eventually finding double four to make it a hat-trick of wins to start this year's Premier League campaign.
"I'm happy with the win but I'm a bit annoyed with myself, I think I could've played better as Rob could have, but maybe that was because of the pressure of playing against me," said Van Gerwen. "I can't really complain because I won the game but you have to be critical of yourself and I shouldn't have missed all those doubles at the end.
Fifth Place £65,000
Sixth Place £55,000
Seventh Place £50,000
Eighth Place £45,000
Ninth Place £30,00
Tenth Place £25,000
League Leader's Bonus £25,000
Travel to the 3Arena: DUBLIN
3 Arena, North Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1, Ireland