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Glen Durrant delighted to stick it to the haters after stunning World Matchplay win over Michael van Gerwen

Glen Durrant beats Michael van Gerwen
Glen Durrant downed the global primary at the Winter Gardens (Picture: PDC/Lawrence Lustig)

Glen Durrant believes he has in the end silenced the haters on social media after his exciting victory over Michael van Gerwen at the World Matchplay.

The present BDO global champion downed the PDC global champ 13-11 in a Blackpool vintage on Tuesday evening, proceeding Durrant’s dream debut in the match.

Duzza made the transfer to the PDC in January as a three-time winner of the Lakeside identify, a lot to the pleasure of maximum darts fanatics, however amid some voices wondering whether or not he may reduce it along the easiest avid gamers in the global.

The 48-year-old already has two PDC rating titles to his identify and has now crushed the global primary in the 2d greatest match on the calendar. It seems that any questions were replied.

‘Three Lakesides, I was happy, I was content, but I was ridiculed at times for winning Lakeside,’ Durrant advised Live Darts after his well-known win.

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‘I love my social media but you win Lakeside and it’s, “Yeah, but you’re not in the PDC, they’ll rip your head off, Michael van Gerwen would beat you 10-0.” So it by no means felt like i used to be actually a global champion.

Glen Durrant
Durrant is into the quarter-finals on his Matchplay debut (Picture: Action Plus by way of Getty Images)

‘You get the alternative to come to the PDC, you dream of moments like this night.

‘I’ve were given not anything to end up to nobody anymore, I’ve stopped studying all the garbage now anyway.

‘I could have been a BDO player the rest of my life, but I came here to play the best, I’ve performed the easiest this night, MVG the easiest participant in the global, that is the easiest level in the global and I were given the win.’

Durrant now takes on James Wade in the quarter-finals after ousting Van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis from the match in his first two Matchplay suits.

Such used to be the problem of his draw that the BDO champ had tempered his expectancies slightly, however his large wins have now allowed him to have one eye on the trophy.

‘They haven’t given it me simple have they?’ Glen endured. ‘Adrian Lewis, Michael van Gerwen now James Wade.

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‘Not once have I thought about winning this tournament, how could you playing these three, but I might dare to dream now.’

Despite having 3 global titles to his identify, Durrant ranked the win over Mighty Mike as up there together with his favorite darts recollections, basically thank you to the fervent reinforce he had in Blackpool.

‘I honestly thought nothing would beat the first Lakeside, but I can’t inform you how just right I think presently,’ Glen advised Sky Sports.

‘That crowd is just the best, they dragged me through that, that is the most special feeling. I’m elated, I’m ecstatic, I’m over the moon, I’m delighted, any further superlatives, I don’t know.

‘After the birth of my daughter and my marriage, this is the best moment of my life.’

Durrant performs Wade on Thursday evening for a spot in the semi-finals.

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