Jonny Clayton hit top spot in the Cazoo Premier League table with a third victory of the season in Aberdeen on Thursday, denying Michael van Gerwen in a deciding leg in the final.

Clayton averaged 103.40 and survived one match dart from Van Gerwen to rack up a third Premier League win of the season at P&J Live, backing up his previous successes in Liverpool and Birmingham.

He also ended Scottish hopes in Aberdeen by defeating Gary Anderson and Peter Wright on the night, before producing a comeback victory in the final against Van Gerwen.

The win sees the reigning Premier League champion move a step closer to securing a Play-Off place with just five league phase nights left to play.

"By Night 16 I don't care where I am as long as I'm in the top four," said Clayton.

"The crowd were on my back all night as you'd expect with playing two Scottish guys but I got on with it.

"I did my job in the last leg and pulled through to win it. To beat Michael puts a smile on my face.

"Every time Michael and I play it's a good game. There have been a lot of times when I've stood behind Michael and lost 6-0 or 6-1 but you pick little things up off him to improve your game."

Clayton came back from 4-2 down in the final, winning four of the last five legs in five or fewer visits to the board.

The Welshman overcame Anderson 6-2 in the quarter-finals before coming through a last-leg decider against Wright in the semi-finals.

Van Gerwen picked up three league points thanks to victories over Gerwyn Price and James Wade to maintain his position in the top four, but missed out narrowly on a fourth nightly win of the season.

Losing semi-finalists Wright and Wade leave Aberdeen with two points each thanks to quarter-final wins over Joe Cullen and Michael Smith respectively.