Reigning champion Gary Anderson has been handed another showdown with world No 1 Michael van Gerwen on night two of the Premier League in Newcastle. Mike Ditka Jersey . Anderson has recovered from a virus and makes his first appearance in the competition against Van Gerwen at the Metro Radio Arena on Thursday night, live on Sky Sports.But Robert Thornton is the latest player to struck by the illness bug and has withdrawn from playing Michael Smith, meaning James Wade will play twice. Opening night winners Raymond van Barneveld, Peter Wright, Adrian Lewis, James Wade and Dave Chisnall also return to action, while Phil Taylor and Michael Smith will try to get off the mark in the north east.Michael Smith v James Wade Michael Smith suffered two humbling defeats on his debut night Smith endured a nightmare debut in the Premier League as Bully Boy was on the receiving end of two one-sided defeats against Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis.He must adjust to a new opponent at just a few hours notice after his original opponent Thornton backed out due to illness. On a coin toss, Wade will step in for his first of two matches on Thursday and will fancy his chances of using his vast experience to vanquish Smith.Raymond van Barneveld v Peter Wright Peter Wright powered to an opening victory in Leeds In stark contrast, Van Barneveld and Wright should be brimming with confidence after making a winning start to the new campaign.Barney averaged 103.60 in his comfortable 7-2 win over old rival Taylor, while Wright completed a 121 checkout on the bullseye during his own 7-2 savaging of Smith. 2014 Premier League champion Raymond van Barneveld dominated his match against Phil Taylor Both men lacked consistency last year and this match could be an early indication of whether Van Barneveld or Wright could challenge for the title.Adrian Lewis v Dave Chisnall Adrian Lewis sent out a warning to his rivals with a dominant display on night one This match features two other players who kicked-off the Premier League schedule in style as Chisnall and Lewis recorded impressive results at the First Direct Arena.Chisnall, who hit the most 180s in last years Premier League, fired in three maximums in his thrashing of Thornton and Lewis cruised to a 7-2 win over the struggling Smith. Adrian Lewis had to settle for a 120 after his third dart got caught between his other treble 20s playing in the third leg Lewis has approached the sport with renewed commitment and reached the final of the recent World Darts Championship, but could have his hands full against Chisnall in this battle of two heavy scorers.Gary Anderson v Michael van Gerwen Van Gerwen watched on helplessly as James Wade inflicted an early setback Anderson was unable to begin the defence of his title on night one after being struck down by a virus, but has been cleared to make his return in this eagerly awaited match-up with Van Gerwen.The Scot defeated the Dutchman in last years Premier League final to secure silverware, but MVG did exact a form of revenge by beating Anderson in the European Championship final. 2013 champion Michael Van Gerwen lost his first match of the Premier League Darts season, being beaten 7-4 by James Wade Van Gerwen will be determined to make a winning response following last weeks 7-4 defeat to an inspired Wade.James Wade v Phil Taylor Phil Taylor had something to smile about after his defeat to Raymond van Barneveld Taylor has swiftly hit back at his doubters after that defeat by Van Barneveld, averaging 109.6 in a 6-2 win over Van Gerwen in last weekends UK Open Qualifier Three final. That result was a timely reminder that The Power is far from finished as he prepares to face Wade, who fired in five 180s in his own victory over Van Gerwen on night one.Wade, who plays twice on Thursday, lost both of his meetings with Taylor in the previous campaign, but The Machine ended the Stoke mans lengthy reign at the World Matchplay with a semi-final win last summer.Watch night two of the Premier League this Thursday night, starting at 7pm on Sky Sports 1. Or watch for £6.99 without a contract, on NOW TV Also See: PL darts talking points Wade has the whole game Brutal Barney shuts off Power Premier League darts recap Joe Lowery Jersey . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. Cornelius Lucas Jersey . 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ANDREWS, Scotland -- Tyrrell Hatton won his first European Tour title after taking apart the Old Course at St. Andrews for the second straight day in an impressive display of front-running at the Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday.The 24-year-old Englishman, who had a three-shot lead overnight, followed up a course record-tying, bogey-free 62 at the home of golf on Saturday with a 6-under 66 in the final round. He finished on a total of 23 under par (265).Hatton won by four shots from Richard Sterne (66) and Ross Fisher (67) to earn about $800,000 -- easily the biggest pay check of his career.The win capped a strong second half of 2016 for Hatton, who was second at the Scottish Open, fifth at the British Open and 10th at the U.S. PGA Championship.Its a dream come true, and to do it at the home of golf is fantastic, said the 53rd-ranked Hatton, who had two second places and two third places on his resume until finally ending his drought.His performances in the Scottish and British Opens demonstrated his competence on links courses, and his weekend rounds at St. Andrews were clinics.Hatton had three straight birdies at Nos. 3-5 and rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt on No. 9 to open up a six-sshot advantage. Daryle Banfield Jersey. More birdies came at Nos. 12, 14 and 15, meaning a bogey on the 17th -- after finding the Road Hole bunker -- had little effect and he could play the famous 18th hole with no pressure.I was quite nervous for the majority of the round, Hatton said, but I played really solid and holed some good putts, and that kept the momentum going.Sterne chipped in for birdie at No. 17 and parred the last for a bogey-free 66 -- and a fourth straight round in the 60s this week. Fisher, the second-round leader, stiffed his approach on No. 18 and tapped in for birdie to secure a tie for second.Joakim Lagergren of Sweden shot 68 for 17 under and a fourth-place finish, which will secure his tour card for another season.The Dunhill Links is played over three Scottish links courses -- at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns -- across the first three days before culminating in a final round over the Old Course.It incorporates two separate competitions: An individual European Tour tournament and a team event in which professionals are paired with amateur golfers. Wholeslae Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NBA Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys Cheap Football Jerseys Cheap Basketball Jerseys Cheap Baseball Jerseys ' ' '