Thornton’s survival was secured when Dave Chisnall earned a 7-5 victory over Wes Newton, which saw Newton’s campaign end early for the second succesive season.
‘The Thorn’ went on to lose out to world number two Taylor.
van Gerwen and Whitlock served up the match of the evening with a 6-6 draw, in which both players took out enormous finishes.
Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld also drew, while Peter Wright edged out Gary Anderson.
Following the elimination of Whitlock and Newton, the remaining eight players will compete in Sheffield next week, with fixtures set to be released in due course.
By Chris Murphy
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van Gerwen maintained his winning start to the season, defeating Dave Chisnall 7-4, while Thornton hit eight 180s in his first win of the campaign – a 7-2 triumph against fellow Scot Gary Anderson. (more…)
World Champion and world number one Michael van Gerwen began his Premier League title defence in sensational style by claiming an incredible whitewash win over Phil Taylor.
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