Premier League Darts: Peter Wright and Joe Cullen face off for final Play-Off spot in Newcastle

Peter Wright and Joe Cullen meet in Newcastle in a winner-takes-all clash to determine who gets the fourth and final Premier League Play-Off spot; watch live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action on Thursday from 7pm

Last Updated: 25/05/22 2:35pm


Peter Wright and Joe Cullen face off in a Premier League Play-Off decider in Newcastle on Thursday night

Peter Wright and Joe Cullen face off in a winner-takes-all clash to determine who gets the fourth and final Play-Off spot as the league stage of the 2022 Cazoo Premier League comes to a conclusion in Newcastle on Thursday night.

Wright and Cullen are tied on 22 points, with the latter edging out the world No 1 in fourth spot based on having a superior leg difference. But, the winner of their quarter-final meeting in Newcastle is assured the final place at next month’s Play-Offs in Berlin.

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Cullen, who won the night last week at the O2 in London – his second night win of the season – will have the advantage of the throw against the reigning world champion as the pair take to the stage as the second game of the evening.

Watch the best of the action from Night 15 of the Premier League Darts in London as Joe Cullen snuck into fourth spot with his victory

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Watch the best of the action from Night 15 of the Premier League Darts in London as Joe Cullen snuck into fourth spot with his victory

Watch the best of the action from Night 15 of the Premier League Darts in London as Joe Cullen snuck into fourth spot with his victory

Jonny Clayton, who is guaranteed to top this year’s table thanks to an unassailable six-point lead, is first up on the oche, facing last-placed Gary Anderson.

Following Wright and Cullen’s crunch clash, Michael van Gerwen – who is guaranteed a second-placed finish – will meet Michael Smith in his last league game, while to complete the quarter-final slate James Wade takes on Gerwyn Price.

2022 Premier League Darts table

Position Player Points Night Wins Match Win-Loss Leg Difference
1) Jonny Clayton 37 4 22-11 +28
2) Michael van Gerwen 31 3 19-12 +43
3) James Wade 25 2 15-12 0
4) Joe Cullen 22 2 13-13 +7
5) Peter Wright 22 1 12-14 -13
6) Gerwyn Price 18 2 10-12 -11
7) Michael Smith 16 0 9-15 -12
8) Gary Anderson 9 1 5-13 -24

Wade is already assured of a Play-Off place, but he needs to reach the final in Newcastle to claim a third-placed finish, otherwise the winner of Wright vs Cullen could leapfrog him in the table depending on how their night progresses.

Five points are awarded for a night win, three points to the runner-up and two points for the two semi-finalists.

2022 Premier League
Night 16 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
Quarter-Finals
Jonny Clayton vs Gary Anderson
Joe Cullen vs Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen vs Michael Smith
James Wade vs Gerwyn Price

Semi-Finals
Clayton/Anderson vs Cullen/Wright
Van Gerwen/Smith vs Wade/Price

Check out daily Darts news on skysports.com/darts, our app for mobile devices and our Twitter account @skysportsdarts. We’re back for more Premier League action from Newcastle on Thursday, May 26 – live on Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action from 7pm.



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