Luke Littler blasts Luke Humphries away to win Premier League Darts title

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  • Littler overwhelms the world champion 11-7
  • Seventeen-year-old hits nine-darter in 11th leg

We are now through the ­looking glass. We’re over the frontier. We’re not in Kansas any more, Toto. For a 17-year-old kid is now a major darts champion, and it feels totally ­inevitable, and it still makes ­absolutely no sense. Whatever Luke Littler goes on to achieve in this sport, somehow ­nothing will ever quite match the sheer tidal wave of shock and wonder he has inspired in his first six months as a ­professional, an ­explosion of ­talent and coolness and colour and attitude and ­showmanship that is, quite frankly, beyond comprehension.

Littler beat Luke Humphries 11-7 to claim the Premier League title, clinching victory courtesy of a ­stunning and irresistible surge after the interval that left the world champion and world No 1 gasping. Along the way Littler hit a nine-dart finish – 180, 180, 141 – that brought a crowd of 14,000 to the very brink of rapture. For a player of his tender years, he already instinctively grasps the first rule of big-time darts: give the people what they want.

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Written by Jonathan Liew at the O2 Arena
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