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Peter Wright joins Phil Taylor, John Part, Adrian Lewis, Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen as multiple World Darts Championship winner; “Bully Boy” Michael Smith is still on the hunt for an elusive TV title

Last updated: 03/01/22 23:58

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Peter Wright held the Sid Waddell Trophy aloft for the second time after beating Michael Smith at Alexandra Palace

Peter Wright held the Sid Waddell Trophy aloft for the second time after beating Michael Smith at Alexandra Palace

Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright has joined an elite roster of players who have won the most World Darts Championship titles after defeating Michael Smith in Monday’s final.

Wright raised a check for ยฃ 500,000 before lifting the Sid Waddell Trophy back on stage after producing a brilliant performance, averaging 98.34 and shooting 17 180, in a 7-5 win over Smith.

The N. World 2 scored an average of 113.93 over the last 10 stages, winning nine as he headed for glory at Alexandra Palace.

Wright, 51, said Sky Sport: “It’s not about me. It’s about the future of darts and this man (Michael Smith). He let me in. I love him in pieces. I feel bad. As soon as he graduates, he’ll beat everyone.”

Darts World Championship Final

Michael Smith 5-7 Peter Wright

The two statistically best players in the tournament went head-to-head for the biggest prize in darts, but produced their worst set at this year’s World Championship to open proceedings.

There were early nerves for Wright and Smith since a

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There were first nerves for Wright and Smith as “Bully Boy” only needed 28 darts to win the second leg of the first set!

There were first nerves for Wright and Smith as “Bully Boy” only needed 28 darts to win the second leg of the first set!

Wright, who revealed that a knee injury caused him discomfort, absorbed two highs to win a 15-darter in the opening round. Smith leveled up, but only after throwing 28 darts in the worst stage of the entire tournament.

It was the Scotsman who finished the set 3-1 after scoring double 4s and double 8s in legs three and four.

‘Snakebite’, who set a tournament record of 24 180 in his semifinal win over fellow Scotsman Gary Anderson, continued where he left off with magnificent finals of 148 and 124 to move two sets, leaving Smith barely.

Wright won the second set after landings of 148 and 124

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Wright won the second set after landings of 148 and 124

Wright won the second set after landings of 148 and 124

But Smith, runner-up three years ago, responded with 12 consecutive darts and a majestic 167 checkout.

‘Bully Boy’ was throwing a flurry of highs at the 51-year-old, and he survived a 117-year-old goal and two missed darts for Wright’s set to equalize at 2-2.

Wright held the shot with this checkout 117, but ended up losing the fourth set

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Wright held the shot with this checkout 117, but ended up losing the fourth set

Wright held the shot with this checkout 117, but ended up losing the fourth set

Smith hit his 72nd high of the tournament – beating Gary Anderson’s record of 71 in 2017 – in a tight fifth set that went to a deciding leg, and it was the 51-year-old who ultimately cleared 25 in two darts for regain driving.

The St Helens Smith pitcher restored parity after winning the sixth set 3-1 with an average of 106 before taking the lead for the first time with an elegant combination of two 93 darts in a clean sweep of the seventh set.

World number 2 Wright thwarted Smith by eliminating 72 to stamp the 8th set 3-1 and make it a 4-4 level game.

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Snakey placed this 103 to take the throw-in in the opening round of the ninth set

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Snakey placed this 103 to take the throw-in in the opening round of the ninth set

Snakey placed this 103 to take the throw-in in the opening round of the ninth set

Although he started the next with a 103, the Scotsman wasted six darts, allowing “Bully Boy” to nail the double 13 to move forward in what was turning into another dramatic fight at Alexandra Palace.

After being 2-0 in the 10th set, Wright took out three legs on the round to reach the level of 5-5 before landing with 96, 80 and 36 for an average of 112.73 sets to take one set away from glory. .

Wright unleashed all his emotions after beating Smith in the final

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Wright unleashed all his emotions after beating Smith in the final

Wright unleashed all his emotions after beating Smith in the final

Wright struck with a daring 81 bull finish before hitting eight legs on the rebound with a class double 9. Although Smith stopped the rot in the next leg, ‘Snakebite’ finished the title with a double 16.

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