MICHAEL VAN GERWEN can e book his Eurotunnel ticket dwelling after his WORST ever efficiency at Ally Pally in opposition to an impressed Dave Chisnall.
The world No.1 can be on the highway dwelling tomorrow morning after being humiliated 5-0 within the quarter-finals of the William Hill PDC World Darts Championship.
You must seek the advice of the historical past books to seek out the final time he was humbled, nicely embarrassed in such a fashion.
It’s the first time since dropping 4-0 as a young person to Phil Taylor again in December 2008 that he had did not win not less than one set at this degree.
The Dutchman, the bookies’ favorite to win a fourth Sid Waddell trophy on Sunday, was outclassed and outgunned by unheralded Chizzy.
For the St Helens thrower, it’s his greatest consequence at this degree since a well-known giant-killing act in opposition to Taylor 9 years in the past however this triumph banks him a £100,000 pay cheque.
It additionally grants him the possibility in opposition to Gary Anderson on Saturday night to qualify for a primary world last since his look within the Lakeside showpiece 10 years in the past.
It’s honest to say Chizzy had kip on New Yr’s Eve as a result of he was peppering the treble 20 mattress for enjoyable within the opening two units as he moved 2-0 forward.
Compared Van Gerwen had solely hit ONE most within the first 9 legs.
The 40-year-old hit all three of his doubles within the first set, knocking out a rare 112 common and taking out an excellent 141.
Van Gerwen shortly realised that just like the Joe Cullen Final 16 tussle, he was in an actual battle right here.
No matter he did was greatest matched and bettered by the relentless Chisnall, who raced right into a 4-0 lead, and likewise got here inside millimetres of a nine-darter.
There was no let-up from Chisnall, taking out 130 on a Bullseye end after which clinching the match on double 20.
Chisnall averaged the match with a 107.34 common – virtually 10 factors greater than Mighty Mike – and loved 14 180s.
It might need been the primary day of the New Yr however already we’ve had one almighty shock.