Clayton enjoys perfect performance
Debutant Jonny Clayton remained unbeaten and hit a nine-darter as he secured a 7-3 win over Jose de Sousa on Night Three of the Premier League.
Clayton has started superbly on his first appearance in the tournament, drawing 6-6 with Peter Wright and beating Glen Durrant 7-3, before moving up a notch in his triumph over fellow debutant De Sousa.
My aim is still just to make sure I'm still in the competition after Judgement Night.Jonny Clayton
The Welshman averaged 105,26 in his latest victory, with De Sousa unfortunate to be beaten at all as he averaged a fantastic 108.48.
Clayton, who won his first major title at The Masters earlier this year, told the official PDC website: "It was a great game, Jose is a brilliant player. We've played each other a few times on tour and I knew I'd have to play my best to win and thankfully that's what I did.
"It's all going well for me at the moment. The darts are flowing nicely, my confidence is high and I'm enjoying it.
"I won't get ahead of myself though, my aim is still just to make sure I'm still in the competition after Judgement Night."
Meanwhile, five-time Premier League champion Michael van Gerwen was pleased with what he produced in a 7-3 victory over Rob Cross, commenting: "Things are starting to change for me in a positive way.
"It's going better than last year, but I need to make sure I keep this going now and keep towards my aim of winning my title back."
Van Gerwen, like Clayton and Dimitri Van den Bergh, has five points from three matches, having also beaten Wright and drawn with Van den Bergh.
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