Michael Van Gerwen falls to first defeat but stays top

Michael van Gerwen

Michael van Gerwen remains top of the Premier League table, despite suffering his first defeat of the competition.

The 25-year-old, who won the Premier League in 2013, lost 7-3 to fellow Dutchman and defending champion Raymond van Barneveld in Aberdeen.

Dave Chisnall could have overtaken Van Gerwen at the top but lost 7-3 to Phil Taylor in week 11.

Taylor took three points from his two matches on Thursday and is still in contention for a play-off spot.

After beating Chisnall, the 16-times world champion let a 5-2 lead slip to draw 6-6 with Stephen Bunting, who had earlier lost to 7-2 to a resurgent Adrian Lewis.

Scotland's Gary Anderson drew 6-6 with James Wade in Thursday's other match.

Ten players began the Premier League tournament in February and, of the eight remaining, only four can qualify for the play-offs in London on 21 May.

Premier League table - Week 11
Michael van Gerwen1118
Dave Chisnall1217
Gary Anderson1114
Phil Taylor1212
Adrian Lewis1111
James Wade1210
Raymond van Barneveld1110
Stephen Bunting128

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