Luke Littler visibly emotional after ending World no.1 Luke Humphries’ stunning winning run

Luke Littler kicked off night nine of Premier League darts with a huge 11-leg win over Luke Humphries in Belfast.

The teenager faced the world no.1 in yet another rematch of the World Championship final, which the latter won in January.

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Littler hit a double ten to claim his latest Premier League quarter-final winCredit: Sky Sports

Since then though, Littler has claimed victory over Humphries on three occasions, two of those in the Premier League.

And this record was increased to four on Friday night after a thrilling battle in Belfast to start the evening’s proceedings.

Littler raced into a two-leg lead and was starting to hit 180s for fun, although Humphries regained control and drew level.

Darts’ latest sensation continued to regain the lead but the his opponent would soon draw level as they approached a deciding leg.

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At 5-4, Littler shouted ‘Get in’ as he closed in on victory, although Humphries once again replied.

But in the final leg, the former had 68 to go for victory and claimed the quarter-final win with a double ten.

Littler screamed ‘Come on!’ and punched the air in delight as he set up a semi-final against Michael van Gerwen, who beat Michael Smith.

Victory for Humphries could have seen him win 10 matches in a row and a record fourth consecutive night in the Premier League but it wasn’t to be.

Littler screamed in delight as he overcame Humphries once again

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Littler screamed in delight as he overcame Humphries once againCredit: Sky Sports
It's now four straight wins over the world no.1

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It’s now four straight wins over the world no.1Credit: Sky Sports

Littler is yet to win a night in the Premier League in 2024, although it his debut year in the competition.

Humphries is tied on three wins with Van Gerwen, who could earn his fourth tonight in Belfast.

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