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Peter Wright sees off Gerwyn Price in PDC World Darts Championship semi-final

Peter Wright is into the PDC World Darts Championship final (Picture: Getty Images)
Peter Wright is into his second PDC World Darts Championship final after beating a below-par Gerwyn Price 6-3 in the semi-finals on Monday night.

Price was the favourite going into the contest but never got going in his first appearance in the final four on the Alexandra Palace stage.

Snakebite played well, finishing with an average of 98.39, but he will have been stunned by the lack of challenge from the Iceman who ended on just 89.94.

The Welshman had 53 darts at doubles over the match and hit just 18 of them, while Wright out-performed him on every reasonable statistic.

There had been some edginess between the two players, who generally get on well, and there was no handshake as Price turned his back on Wright after the winning double.

Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price were in an absolute slug-fest in the semi-final at Alexandra Palace (Picture: Getty Images)
Price looked dodgy from the off, stumbli..

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Peter Wright is into the PDC World Darts Championship final (Picture: Getty Images)

Peter Wright is into his second PDC World Darts Championship final after beating a below-par Gerwyn Price 6-3 in the semi-finals on Monday night.

Price was the favourite going into the contest but never got going in his first appearance in the final four on the Alexandra Palace stage.

Snakebite played well, finishing with an average of 98.39, but he will have been stunned by the lack of challenge from the Iceman who ended on just 89.94.


The Welshman had 53 darts at doubles over the match and hit just 18 of them, while Wright out-performed him on every reasonable statistic.

There had been some edginess between the two players, who generally get on well, and there was no handshake as Price turned his back on Wright after the winning double.

Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price were in an absolute slug-fest in the semi-final at Alexandra Palace (Picture: Getty Images)

Price looked dodgy from the off, stumbling over the line in the first leg of the match, but losing the first set against the throw.

Wright was good in the opening set, averaging over 104, but Price was sub-90 which is light years below his best.

Snakebite looked for a bit of banter with the Welshman after pinning the winning double, but Price was having absolutely none of it.

The Iceman was little better in the second but somehow got over the line to win it, breaking the throw in the deciding leg to level the match up.

Price took his chance to stick it to Wright and unleashed one of his trademark mega-celebrations.

The Welshman still hadn’t hit top form, but was much more like it in the third set, landing three maximums and winning it on throw.

Gerwyn Price
Gerwyn Price never hit top form during the semi-final (Picture: Getty Images)

The Scot seemed to be playing the better darts but found himself behind, not for long though, as he romped through the fourth set to win it without dropping a leg.

After a wobble, the momentum was back with Wright and he took the fifth set against the throw, nailing three more maximums.

There was great tension in the air and even though he was the better player, Snakebite couldn’t remain consistent and suddenly produced a woeful sixth set, averaging just 83 over four legs as he lost it and find himself at 3-3.

Over an hour into the contest, the score was level, despite Wright averaging around eight points more than Price and checking out at a higher rate.

The seventh set were going with throw with the Welshman in control but he produced a dreadful deciding leg, not having a shot at double as Wright pinched it in 15 darts and took a 4-3 lead.

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Things were going horribly wrong for Price at this stage, averaging 78.8 in the eighth as Wright took it comfortably and went one away from victory.

The Iceman had lost his cool and the fact this was his first World Championship semi-final was clear as he was throwing far too quickly and throwing away darts.

Wright won it in the ninth set, but it took him seven match darts before he managed it as nerves kicked in, eventually winning the contest on double one in a deciding leg.

WRIGHT IS INTO THE FINAL!

Peter Wright blows Gerwyn Price away in a 6-3 victory and he reaches his second ever World Championship final!

Who will he face? Up next, it's Michael van Gerwen v Nathan Aspinall! pic.twitter.com/vGFQTuCRot

— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) December 30, 2019

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