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Michael van Gerwen sends message to Rob Cross in Premier League Darts top spot battle


Michael van Gerwen still has top spot in his sights (Picture: Getty Images)Michael van Gerwen is up against it as he battles to finish top of the Premier League Darts table, but he has not given up the fight just yet.MVG has topped the table after the league stage in every Premier League he has competed in since his 2013 debut, going on to win four of those six events.

It is a remarkable record for the Dutchman, but it could be coming to an end on Thursday in Leeds as Rob Cross goes into the final night of the league stage at the top of the table.If Cross beats James Wade on Thursday night then his place at the summit of the table is guaranteed, but Van Gerwen plays first against Mensur Suljovic and can make it a very nervy night for the Cross.

A win for Mighty Mike would take him above Cross and put the pressure on the 2018 world champ, who has a very tough task on his hands in Wade.
Van Gerwen and Rob Cross are battling it out for top spot (Picture: Getty Images)‘I can only blame myself for being in this position – I lost too many points this year,’ said the world number one.

AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think I can make up the point difference on Rob, I’ve been there before and I know what it takes so I will hopefully pile the pressure onto him with a win over Mensur.’More: Darts
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Paul Gascoigne is taking on Phil The Power Taylor at darts this FridayBoth Cross and Van Gerwen have already booked their place in the semi-finals at The O2 so their final position in the table isn’t of the greatest importance, but more for their own pride.

Wade, Suljovic, Daryl Gurney and Gerwyn Price have more important matters to attend to as they scrap to finish in the top four and make finals night.The Machine and the Gentle hold third and fourth spot but have the toughest matches against Cross and Van Gerwen respectively in Leeds.Gurney takes on Michael Smith, while Price faces Peter Wright, both knowing that they need to better the results of their rivals to qualify.

TABLE!✅✅Rob Cross and Michael van Gerwen confirm their places at The O2.James Wade, Mensur Suljovic, Daryl Gurney and Gerwyn Price are all still in with a shout heading into the final night of league action in Leeds.🎟️Leeds tickets: https://t.co/TVwJkupkaj pic.twitter.com/aDsIUjUeMU— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) May 9, 2019MORE: Vincent van der Voort slams Barry Hearn and PDC at European Darts Grand PrixMORE: Raymond van Barneveld reacts to Jermaine Wattimena taking his World Cup of Darts spot.

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