Result: Michael van Gerwen regains top spot in Premier League

Michael van Gerwen of Holland celebrates winning a leg during his third round match against Terry Jenkins of England during the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships on Day Nine at Alexandra Palace on December 29, 2014
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Michael van Gerwen moves back to the top of the Premier League table with a 7-1 victory over James Wade in Birmingham.

Michael van Gerwen has recorded a 7-1 win over James Wade to move back to the top of the Premier League table.

The world number one was in ruthless form in Birmingham as he thrashed the left-hander to edge ahead of Phil Taylor on leg difference after his rival lost 7-4 to Peter Wright in the opening game of the evening.

Wright returned at the end of the night to secure a 6-6 draw with Gary Anderson to remain in contention for a top-four position at the end of the league phase.

Anderson enjoyed his night in the West Midlands, with his earlier 7-5 triumph over Raymond van Barneveld keeping him in third place in the standings.

Adrian Lewis sits one point adrift in fourth spot after a comfortable 7-2 win against Robert Thornton.

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