Darts World Cup: De Sousa turns 0:3 to win, trouble over Gary Anderson – WELT

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De Sousa turns 3-0 to win, problem for Gary Anderson

The tiny chance still being used: José de Sousa (right) didn't let Ryan Searle shake him off

The tiny chance still being used: José de Sousa (right) didn’t let Ryan Searle shake him off

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José de Sousa survived a match dart and, after a 3-0 loss, advanced to the knockout stages. The next opponent of Gabriel Clemens also managed a magnificent race to catch up. Gary Anderson caused problems after missing the knockout stages for the first time in 13 years.

Es seemed to be nothing more than a flaw. Just a little extra turn, not really worth mentioning. The balance of power in this World Darts Championship third round match between Ryan Searle and José de Sousa was all too clear. Searle had won the first three rounds without any problems and forgot to close the set in the fourth set, then lost 2:3. He would be able to live with the flaw, especially since he finally held a match dart in his hand a set later when the score was 2:1.

He had already completed the third leg of the fifth round with the finish in Shanghai, now the 120 points were waiting again. The 35-year-old hit the single 20, triple 20, but then missed the decision on the double 20, entered the decider as in the previous sentence and conceded 2:3.

The game had actually turned. As de Sousa, who was still struggling in the third set over his disastrous 7% double quota, now began to hit the fields in the outside ring, Searle literally snapped. The Englishman barely hit triples. His arrows flew 1, 2, 3 and 5 in a row, the average fell below 90 points.

Never give up: José de Sousa survived a match dart from Ryan Searle

Never give up: José de Sousa survived a match dart from Ryan Searle

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De Sousa equalized with a 3:1 after the sets and then took the victory with another 3:1. After all, his doubles rate was 27.1% at the end, he succeeded on 16 of his 59 attempts . And he had also distanced himself from his pitiful opponent in the average: 91.75 points to 87.51 points. 4:3 after 0:3 – the Portuguese escape artist had struck again. Already in his debut in the second round against Simon Whitlock, he only won the match after a 0:2 deficit.

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Alan Soutar then immediately secured the next successful run to catch up at Alexandra Palace. The Scottish firefighter, who was still on duty at the station over Christmas, quickly fell 0:2 behind favorite Danny Noppert but then started furiously against world number ninth. When he checked 152 points for a 3:2 lead, he finally turned it around and continued spectacularly uninterrupted. Six perfect darts made it 1-0 in the sixth round, with 130 points to make it 2-0 he earned another high finish and the preliminary decision.

Very strong: Scottish Alan Soutar celebrates his entry into the round of 16

Very strong: Scottish Alan Soutar celebrates his entry into the round of 16

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World No. 36 Soutar has dropped just two sets in the last four sets. An average of 93.38 was sufficient thanks to its strong double rate of 50%. Gabriel Clemens, his next opponent in the round of 16, has been warned.

Also in the round of 16, Chris Dobey. The 32-year-old won against Gary Anderson. After the 1:4, the Scot is not in the round of 16 for the first time since his PDC debut in the 2010 World Cup. Even more surprising, however, was the cool vibe on stage, as Dobey is considered the adopted son of the 20-year-old world champion from 2015 and 2016. “Gary said something during the last break that I didn’t like. It was wrong. And then at the latest, it was clear to me that today would be nothing for him. He’s a great guy, we all know that. But I didn’t like it,” Dobey explained.

Sore loser?  A fight broke out backstage between Gary Anderson and Chris Dobey

Sore loser? A fight broke out backstage between Gary Anderson and Chris Dobey

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Anderson had started the match in impressive fashion and, thanks to an average of 115.62 points, won the first set 3-0. However, the perfect start did not give him security. Especially in the decisive moments, Anderson faltered in doubles and lost scoring power as the game went on. After four sets, he had won as many sets as his opponent, but was 1:3 behind and then apparently had nothing to do with Dobey, who eventually averaged 95.34 to make it 4:1, in behind the scenes.

Darts World Championship, results, 28.12.

3rd round:

Dimitri van den Bergh (BEL/15) – Krzysztof Ratajski (POL/18) 4:1 (3:2; 3:0; 0:3; 3:1; 3:1)

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Nathan Aspinall (ENG/10) – Josh Rock (NIR) 3:4 (2:3; 3:1; 3:1; 1:3; 2:3; 3:0; 1:3)

Jonny Clayton (WAL/7) – Brendan Dolan (NIR/26) 4-1 (3-2; 3-2; 3-2; 2-3; 3-2)

Jim Williams (WAL) – Gabriel Clemens (D/25) 3:4 (1:3; 3:0; 1:3; 3:2; 3:1; 2:3; 1:3)

Gerwyn Price (WAL/1) – Raymond van Barneveld (NED/32) 4:0 (3:1; 3:1; 3:2; 3:1)

Peter Wright (SCO/2) – Kim Huybrechts (BEL/31) 1:4 (3:0; 0:3; 1:3; 2:3; 2:3)

Ryan Searle (ENG/16) – José de Sousa (POR/17) 3:4 (3:1; 3:2; 3:1; 2:3; 2:3; 1:3; 1:3)

Danny Noppert (NED/9) – Alan Soutar (SCO) 2:4 (3:1; 3:0; 1:3; 0:3; 1:3; 0:3)

Gary Anderson (SCO/11) – Chris Dobey (ENG/22) 1:4 (3:0; 2:3; 2:3, 2:3; 1:3)

from 8:15 p.m.:

Joe Cullen (ENG/13) – Damon Heta (AUS/20)

Michael van Gerwen (NED/3) – Mensur Suljovic (AUT/30)

Michael Smith (ENG/4) – Martin Schindler (D/29)

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