De Sousa left waiting for a win

09 April 2021 16:26:59 GMTPlus10

Jose de Sousa was left with mixed emotions after being unable to register a Premier League win despite a nine-dart finish and a record-equalling 11 180s.

De Sousa had to settle for a 6-6 draw with Nathan Aspinall despite one perfect leg and a maximum return to match the efforts of Gary Anderson and Simon Whitlock ten years ago.

It was a shame for me not to win this match, but I know if I keep playing at this level then a win will come soon.

Jose de Sousa

The Portuguese is still looking for a first Premier League win of his career, but is not too concerned by that stat and expects to end his wait if he continues to perform at his current levels.

He told the official PDC website: "It was an amazing feeling hitting the nine-darter. To break the 180 record is something positive for me too, my confidence is very good and I enjoy my darts.

"It was a shame for me not to win this match, but I know if I keep playing at this level then a win will come soon."

Meanwhile, James Wade was happy to register his first victory of the season, defeating an under-par Michael van Gerwen 7-3.

He commented: "I haven't played well at all in the first three games, so I'm not going to get too excited about this result.

"I played well enough to win and it was comfortable. I knew I would play well and I'm happy to get my first win on the board."

Dimitri Van den Bergh tops the table after four rounds of matches, having won two and drawn two, while reigning champion Glen Durrant in bottom of the pile following four consecutive defeats.

Van den Bergh can be backed at 4/1 to win the Premier League in his debut season, with Van Gerwen priced at 7/4 and De Sousa 8/1.

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