16 Oct, 2020
Events

Glen Durrant won the all-Target final with Nathan Aspinall to claim his first major PDC title at the Premier League in Coventry.

"Duzza" becomes just the sixth different winner of the event in its 16 year history, joining the likes of Target legends Raymond van Barneveld and Phil "The Power" Taylor.

Having won the league phase already (a feat only achieved by Taylor and Michael van Gerwen), Glen scraped past two-time winner Gary Anderson in the semi-finals in Coventry, surviving four match darts to win 10-9 and earn a spot in his first televised final since switching to the PDC.

The three-time Lakeside world title holder then faced Target's Nathan Aspinall, who had beaten reigning PDC world champion Peter Wright 10-7 in the other semi-final.

All ten legs in the opening session went with throw, with "The Asp" scoring more heavily but "Duzza" finishing more clinically, and a break of throw did not arrive until the 14th leg of the match, when Durrant pinned double-eight to move 8-6 ahead.

Four more holds of throw followed, before Durrant finally pinned a checkout of 32 to seal an 11-8 victory, winning the title and £250,000 in prize money.

"The whole Premier League this year has been about me digging in," said Glen, "being 6-4 down and getting a draw, or 5-3 down and winning 7-5.

"It's an incredible win. I'll take the bit of luck, but in six months' time my name is on the trophy and nobody will remember that. It's a special, special, special moment."

"I feel fantastic. I'm quite good at English and trying to put the right words together, but I'm going to use an Australian term - I'm stoked - it's a big moment for me."

"The only thing left on my darting CV now is to be the PDC World Champion... and I want to be a World Champion before I retire."

Glen and Nathan both reached the final of the Premier League in their debut campaigns, something not seen since the very first year of the tournament in 2005.

And despite winning almost £400,000 pounds between them at the Ricoh Arena tonight, there is no rest for either, as they head to Germany for the latest European Tour event.

The European Darts Grand Prix takes place from Friday to Sunday in Sindelfingen, with "Duzza" and "The Asp" joined by fellow Target pros Gabriel Clemens and Rob Cross, with live coverage on PDC TV.

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