PDC World Darts Championship final LIVE RESULTS: Van Gerwen sets up Smith REPEAT – stream, start time, score, TV channel | The Sun

MICHAEL SMITH will face Michael van Gerwen in the PDC World Darts Championship final TONIGHT!

And it will be a repeat of the 2019 final, when MVG beat Smith 7-3.

Bully Boy Smith reached his THIRD Ally Pally final after beating Gabriel Clemens 6-2 in their semi-final last night.

While Van Gerwen obliterated Dimitri van den Bergh in a 6-0 whitewash.

Can the favourite MVG get his fourth title this year, or will Smith finally win the big one at the third time of asking?

  • Start time: Final from 8.15pm UK time
  • TV channel/ live stream: Sky Sports Darts

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Follow ALL of the latest updates from the Ally Pally final below…

  • James Colasanti

    How MVG taunted Gerwyn Price

    Michael van Gerwen has revealed he taunted Gerwyn Price over whether he would actually use ear defenders in a match.

    Price wore the safety gear in his quarter-final clash with Gabriel Clemens as a way to block distractions from hecklers in the Ally Pally crowd.

    Van Gerwen, who faces Michael Smith in tonight's World Championship final, said: "His ear defenders were behind him and I only said to him, 'You don't have the balls to put them on- and he did!'

    "In his position – with how big he is in darts – I wouldn't have done that but he's going through a rough period and that doesn't always make it easy."

  • Nick Emms

    World Darts final day is here Hello and welcome to the PDC

    World Darts Championship final from Ally Pally!

    And it will be Michael van Gerwen vs Michael Smith in a repeat of the 2019 showpiece. MVG won that one 7-3, and he powered into this year’s final after battering Dimitri van den Bergh 6-0 in their semi-final last night. While Michael Smith overcame German Giant Gabriel Clemens 6-2 to reach his third World Darts Championship final.

    Alongside the loss to Van Gerwen four years ago, Smith was also in last year’s final but was defeated by Peter Wright.

    Smith said after his semi-final win: “I banned my kids today as they put me off. But they’ll be back for the final.

    “Before the final, I will lay in bed all day and watch episodes of Catchphrase. Every morning, I watch them – there is nothing else on the TV at that time.

    “It’s my third World final in five years, I have to keep going.”

    While Van Gerwen said after his dominant semi-final win: “Michael Smith is not going to stop me – nobody will stop me.

    “I feel good, comfortable, I am playing good darts and the crowd deserve a final like this.”

    Stick with us here on SunSport as we bring you ALL of the latest updates for the huge final at Ally Pally…

  • James Orr

    Tonight's final start time

    It will all get underway from around 8.15pm tonight at Ally Pally!

    Will Van Gerwen become a four time champion?

    Or will Bully Boy Smith finally win the big one at the third time of asking?

    We can't wait!

    Credit: PA
  • James Orr

    How it ended in 2019

    MVG won his third World Darts Championship in 2019 at the expense of Michael Smith.

    Van Gerwen won that final 7-3.

    How will the 2023 version go?

    Credit: Getty Images – Getty
  • James Orr

    More Van Gerwen on Price

    MVG added: “Should players be allowed to use them? I don’t think so. It has never been done in darts before.

    “Also Gezzy, he doesn’t need them. He is going through a tough period, so he is trying to think about things. He shouldn’t put himself in that position – but that’s darts.

    “I have never been in that position. It is up to him how he deals with it.

    “The crowd are part of the game, you have to deal with it.”

  • James Orr

    MVG on Gerwyn Price's ear defenders

    Shocked Michael van Gerwen blasted Gerwyn Price’s decision to wear ear defenders on the world darts oche.

    The Welshman donned the bulky earmuffs after getting relentless stick from the Ally Pally crowd during his PDC quarter-final loss.

    But Van Gerwen reckons world No 1 Price is too good to need such gimmicks and “shouldn’t have put himself in that position”.

    MVG, 33, said: “I saw the ear defenders in the backroom and I said to Gezzy, ‘You don’t have the balls to put them on’ – but he did.

    “I was trying to wind him up. In his position, with his capabilities, how big he is in darts, I would not have done it.

    “Would I wear them? I bought them once and gave them to my daughter!”

    Credit: PA
  • James Orr

    How Smith beat Clemens

    Michael Smith hit 19 180s and nailed FIVE ton-plus checkouts.

    If he goes on to win later this evening, he will become world No 1 for the first time and add a whopping £500,000 to his bank balance.

    About 750 German fans had made the trip to back Clemens.
    But the pre-tournament 250-1 outsider could not outlast Smith.

    Six out of the opening seven sets went to a deciding leg but Smith took a 4-2 lead thanks to an 83 checkout finishing on bullseye.

    And Smith – who had a 101.85 average – won the next two sets to book another final spot.

  • James Orr

    Smith will watch Catchphrase to prepare

    Michael Smith will hope it is third time lucky after reaching tonight’s PDC World final.

    And the Englishman revealed he will prepare for the big event by watching episodes of TV game show Catchphrase.

    Twice the St Helens thrower has been on the losing end on the biggest stage and had to watch Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright lift the Sid Waddell Trophy instead.

    Last night, he beat German Giant Gabriel Clemens 6-2 to maintain his record of never losing an Ally Pally semi-final.

    Smith said: “I banned my kids today as they put me off. But they’ll be back for the final.

    “Before the final, I will lay in bed all day and watch episodes of  Catchphrase. Every morning, I watch them – there is nothing else on the TV at that time.

    “It’s my third World final in five years, I have to keep going.”

  • James Orr

    Latest – MVG claims Dimi accused him of stamping

    Van Gerwen said: “Dimi said I was stamping. I didn’t stamp at all. That is what he said.

    “Then the commentary talked about it and I was standing in the exclusion zone.

    “Just look towards my last 50-100 games and where I stand in my game. You can base your opinion on that. I always do the same.

    “I never do anything to put someone off. If they lose, they always have to same something.

    “He was trying something that wasn’t there. It was not a big thing. People want to make big things.”

    Credit: Rex
  • James Orr

    MVG report from Ally Pally

    By Rob Maul

    Michael van Gerwen goes for a fourth world title on Tuesday night after exchanging verbals in an ill-tempered oche row.

    Magnificent Mighty Mike whitewashed Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-0 in a one-sided PDC World Darts Championship semi-final.

    But the pair – who both hit 170 Big Fish finishes – were far from best buddies as they expressed their unhappiness last night about each other’s behaviour.

    The DreamMaker, 28, complained in the third set to what he felt was encroachment from Van Gerwen, who illegally stood in the red exclusion zone as his opponent was throwing.

    Credit: PA
  • Kieran Davies

    Big ask for the Bully Boy

    Michael Smith will go into tomorrow night's final having flashbacks from the last time they met in a World Championship final.

    He has shown, when on his game, he is a problem for anyone throughout the tournament so far.

    MVG will look to intimidate with his game but Bully Boy will need to stamp his authority on the match and put Van Gerwen under some real pressure.

    One thing is for sure, it is some final we have to look forward to.

    Credit: PA
  • Kieran Davies

    Ooohhh Michael Van Gerwen

    It seems as though MVG is throwing the kind of darts that makes him impossible to beat.

    Michael Smith will have this headache to worry about for the rest of the evening.

    You cannot be anything but consistent if you are to stand any chance against the big green machine.

    The Dutchman is looking forward to his sixth final hoping for his fourth crown.

    Credit: PA
  • Kieran Davies

    Van den Bergh 0-6 Van Gerwen

    MVG absolutely destroys Van den Bergh here tonight.

    The whitewash will hurt the Belgian though.

    Ironically, it was his own 170 checkout that rattle the cage with a sleeping beast inside.

    MVG did not take to being woken.

    Credit: Getty
  • Kieran Davies

    Van den Bergh 0-5 Van Gerwen (0-2)

    There is just no letting by this guy.

    It is like a terminator locked onto your position.

    One dart at a double is all he needs.

  • Kieran Davies

    Van den Bergh 0-5 Van Gerwen (0-1)

    MVG starts the leg with a maximum 180.

    It is rare he comes to the oche without hitting a treble.

    That has been the main difference this evening.

    Dimitri Van den Bergh hits a maximum 180, MVG steps up and does exactly the same.

    Levels from the Dutchman.

    He hits double 8 to win the leg against the throw.

  • Kieran Davies

    Van den Bergh 0-5 Van Gerwen

    If this were a boxing match you would expect to see a white towel come from somewhere now.

    MVG looking to put this one to bed in quick style.

    No way back now for Van den Bergh.

  • Kieran Davies

    Van den Bergh 0-4 Van Gerwen (0-2)

    The man is a machine, churning out maximum 180s.

    This is like watching an Ivan Drago mandatory fight in order to face Rocky Balboa.

    One way traffic now.

    Credit: Getty
  • Kieran Davies

    Van den Bergh 0-4 Van Gerwen (0-1)

    MVG easily goes into the set winning the first leg.

    He is looking in clinical form now.

    He will be thinking about how many legs to put this game to bed now.

  • Kieran Davies

    Van den Bergh 0-4 Van Gerwen

    Double tops for the set for MVG and he misses.

    Then he misses double 10 twice.

    Van den Bergh has 60 to finish and win the set.

    He hits 20 and then misses double top with two darts.

    MVG steps up and beds one in the single 10 and then bags double 5 for the set.

  • Kieran Davies

    Van den Bergh 0-3 Van Gerwen (2-2)

    Big leg for Dimitri Van den Bergh.

    Finishing with the bullseye again.

    Needs to keep this form going into the next leg though.

  • Kieran Davies

    Van den Bergh 0-3 Van Gerwen (1-2)

    MVG is just lethal.

    Putting in some big scores he gets a 150 lead on Van den Bergh.

    As soon as the Dutchman gets on the double its leg over.

  • Kieran Davies

    Van den Bergh 0-3 Van Gerwen (1-1)

    MVG springs straight back into his stride.

    Winning the leg on his own throw with ease.

    He needs to break the Belgian again.

    Credit: Getty
  • Kieran Davies

    Van den Bergh 0-3 Van Gerwen (1-0)

    Van den Bergh puts some big scores in for the first time in a long time.

    The lead he has gives him breathing space as he misses double after double.

    Finally sinking double 4 to hold his throw.

  • Kieran Davies

    Van den Bergh 0-3 Van Gerwen

    The Belgian has awoken the beast.

    MVG is looked go for the jugular here.

    Going into a three-set lead.

  • Kieran Davies

    Van den Bergh 0-2 Van Gerwen (0-2)

    MVG is getting annoyed by Van den Bergh now.

    His slow play is frustrating him and he seems to tell him to hurry up.

    Van Gerwen knocks in a 170 finish to silence his opponent.

    Now someone who scored one in a semi-final has to go through.

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