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Peter Wright reaches darts final after win over Gary Anderson

Peter 'snakebite' Wright will play in Monday's final after win over fellow Scotsman.

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Wright: In final after win over Anderson.

Peter Wright has reached the final of the World Darts Championship after a win over fellow Scotsman Gary Anderson.

‘Snakebite’ Wright came out on top following a “phenomenal” semi-final match in London on Sunday.

The 2020 champion, who was born in Livingston, West Lothian, will now play Michael Smith in Monday’s final at Alexandra Palace.

The 51-year-old, raced into a 3-0 lead but was pegged back to 3-2 and then 5-4 before finally clinching a 6-4 win over Musselburgh’s Anderson.

It is the third time Wright, who later revealed a knee injury had been causing him discomfort, has reached the final.

After the match, where he averaged 104 and threw a tournament record of 24 180s, he told Sky Sports: “To get a win over Gary Anderson, one of the greatest Scottish darts players there has ever been… the way both of us didn’t give up, it was so hard. I’m exhausted.

“I knew that (fightback) was going to happen. I couldn’t stop him. What a game of darts – phenomenal.”

Wright now intends to rest his knee before returning to the arena for the final.

He said: “In the past few days I’ve had a knee injury.

“I’ve got strapping on it and it’s burning like hell at the moment. I’ve got to rest it up but it’ll be all right for tomorrow.”

His opponent will be Smith, who held off a James Wade fightback to book his second appearance in the final.

Wade rallied from 5-1 down but could not maintain the momentum as his fellow Englishman won through 6-3.

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