PDC Darts World Championship final LIVE: Stream, score, TV channel, Wright to face Smith TONIGHT – updates

MICHAEL SMITH faces Peter Wright in the PDC Darts World Championship final at Ally Pally TONIGHT!

Bully Boy Smith reached his second world darts final after a 6-3 win over James Wade, while Snakebite Wright topped Gary Anderson 6-4 to keep up his aim of becoming a two-time champ.

Smith reached the final in 2019, but came up short against Michael van Gerwen. While Wright won the big one a year later in 2020.

  • Start time: 7pm GMT
  • TV channel: Sky Sports Main Event/Action
  • Live stream: Sky Go/NOW TV
  • Semi-finals: Smith BEAT Wade 6-3, Wright BEAT Anderson 6-4

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  • James Orr

    Bully Boy

    St Helens slinger Michael Smith has made no secret of how important the £500,000 winners’ jackpot would be to bank balance and future plans.

    Darts has dramatically changed his life and allowed him to buy properties, one of which has been converted into a farm.

    Yet should his fortunes dip on the oche and prize money suddenly goes down the drain, then he admits he could end up “homeless”

    Smith, who keeps a passport photo of his wife and two boys in his wallet, said: “Even a year ago, I’d given up.

    “But we’d just bought a new house and the money I shell out every month on mortgages, I can’t afford to give darts away and lose matches.

    “If I miss mortgages, we’re out on the streets. We are homeless. I knows it adds added pressure, but it’s keeping me focused.

  • James Orr

    Snakebite Wright

    Peter Wright downed Gary Anderson 6-4 in a thriller to reach tonight's final.

    Can 2020 winner Snakebite become a two-time champ?

  • Giacomo Pisa

    PDC World Darts Championships final

    Michael Smith and Peter Wright secured their places in the big final of the PDC World Championships.

    Smith was the first man to progress, beating James Wade 6-3 in the first semi-final of the night.

    He's into his second final at Ally Pally, and looking to go one better than he did in 2019.

    Peter Wright then booked his place in the final with a thrilling 6-4 win over fellow Scotsman Gary Anderson.

    Snakebite reeled off 24 180s in the process, setting a new record for the most maximums in a PDC World Championships match.

    Wright, winner of the competition in 2020, is looking to lift the trophy for a second time in just three years.

    Monday night's winner also takes home a whopping £500,000 in prize money.

    You won't want to miss it, and make sure you join us again as we bring you all the action from Ally Pally.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright reacts to match victory

    Peter Wright is fighting back tears in his post-match interview.

    An emotional Snakebite tells Sky Sports: "Wow. To get a win over Gary, one of the greatest darts players ever, was amazing.

    "I didn’t give up. That was so hard. I’m exhausted. I knew he would come back. I couldn’t stop him. What a game of darts – fantastic.

    "I’ve got a knee injury and I have it strapped up. It’s burning like hell at the moment. [I] need to rest it up and it should be alright for the final."

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Post match semi-final stats

    Here's a look at the tale of the tape from that thrilling semi-final clash.

    Gary Anderson is very unlucky to be going home with the stats he produced in that match.

    He averaged 102.72, and hit 15 180s, with 43 per cent success on the doubles.

    But Wright's 104.38 average, 24 180s and 42 per cent checkout success was just that little bit better.

    Either way, the World Championships has produced an absolute belter of a clash.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright 6-4 Anderson – Wright wins

    Peter Wright averaged 104.38 in that match!

    And that's with a funny five minute spell in the middle of it.

    He hit 24 180s in that match, which is a record for a PDC World Championship match.

    What a time to do it!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (6) 3 – 2 (4) Anderson – Wright is into the final

    That is brilliant from Peter Wright!

    He nails T20 with his first, then finds single 16 with his second.

    It leaves D20 for the match, and Wright fires in emphatically!

    Peter Wright is into his third World Championship final!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (5) 2 – 2 (4) Anderson

    Both men start with a 180!

    But Wright follows up with 140, whereas Anderson can only make 97.

    Snakebite is now on 116, and throwing for the match!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (5) 2 – 2 (4) Anderson – Wright throwing for the match

    Gary Anderson now fires in a 180 – the 36th of the match.

    And Peter Wright has his own – the 37th!

    Wright needs just 50 to break straight back, but he misses D16 for a chance to throw for the match!

    Anderson though can't checkout 85, and Anderson is back to nail D4 for the leg.

    He's now throwing for the match!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (5) 1 – 2 (4) Anderson

    Wright is starting to limber up again as he emphatically slams home another 180.

    An Anderson 140 though means Wright is under pressure to checkout 81 here.

    Anderson is peering over his shoulder on 101, and he gets it on D20!

    Anderson breaks Wright's throw, and is throwing for the set!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (5) 1 – 1 (4) Anderson

    Anderson now will have six darts at 40 as Wright's woes continue.

    To his credit he hits a 171 to pile the pressure on, but Anderson isn't feeling it one bit.

    He pops in D20 at the first time of asking to level the set up 1-1.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (5) 1 – 0 (4) Anderson

    Anderson misses D5 for a 130 checkout, leaving Wright with the chance to come back on 36.

    He nails D18 at the first attempt, and Snakebite takes the lead in the tenth set of the match.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (5) 1 – 3 (4) Anderson – Anderson takes the set

    Anderson nails tops to go within one leg of Wright again!

    And with the way things are going you wouldn't bet against him reeling off another!

    Wright is all over the place at the moment!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (5) 1 – 2 (3) Anderson

    Anderson piles on the pressure with two 180s on Wright's throw.

    He now needs just 41 to take the set, with Wright labouring back on 210.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (5) 1 – 2 (3) Anderson

    Anderson is making a mess of this, but poor scoring from Wright means he's off the hook.

    Anderson finally hits D10 to hold throw, and Wright is looking a little out of sorts as things stand.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (5) 1 – 1 (3) Anderson

    Wright holds as he checks out 28 with D14.

    The pressure now is back on Anderson.

    If he loses this leg, Wright will be throwing for a place in tomorrow's final.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (5) 0 – 1 (3) Anderson

    Wright hasn't started the set very well, and two treble-less visits allow Anderson into the leg against the throw.

    A 140 helps Snakebite, as does a treble-less visit from Anderson.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (5) 0 – 1 (3) Anderson

    Gary Anderson is on 142 after nine, while Peter Wright is on the big fish 170 after the same number.

    He can't convert though, and Anderson wins the first leg on D20 to hold throw.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright one away from final

    Peter Wright is just one set away from the final now, but it's Gary Anderson who has the darts in the ninth set.

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  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (5) 3 – 1 (3) Anderson – Wright wins another set

    Anderson is a whisker away from back-to-back ton plus finishes!

    He misses a dart at D11 for a 124, and Snakebite is back for 46.

    Wright wins the leg on D16, and with it the eighth set of the match!

    He's now one set away from the final!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (4) 2 – 1 (3) Anderson

    Peter Wright leaves 86 from 233, as Anderson can't checkout 161 for a break of through.

    Wright fluffs his lines on 86 though, and Anderson punishes him with a 101 checkout on D20!

    The Flying Scotsman is back in this set!

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (4) 2 – 0 (3) Anderson

    Peter Wright is throwing for the set, and opens with a 125.

    Gary Anderson hits back with a 140, as Wright can only make 43 on his second visit.

    Anderson can't punish him though, only scoring 60 on his second visit.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (4) 2 – 0 (3) Anderson

    Wright misses D9 for 85, but Anderson misses two at tops for 80.

    Wright will be back, and he lands D8 to break Anderson and race into a two leg lead in the set.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (4) 1 – 0 (3) Anderson

    Both players start with 96, but Wright comes back with a 180 after Anderson can only manage 97.

    There's a chance for Wright to break here, especially after 140 leaves him on just 85.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    Wright (4) 1 – 0 (3) Anderson

    Anderson is so close to breaking Wright straight away on 156.

    He finds two T20s, but is off the mark on the D18.

    Wright comes back to clean up, and Snakebite holds in the first leg of the eighth set.

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