Michael van Gerwen won his second Players Championship title within a week with a superb comeback to defeat Peter Wright 8-4 in Saturday's final in Barnsley.

Van Gerwen had taken victory in Niedernhausen last Sunday, and claimed another £12,000 title at Players Championship 10 with some resilient displays.

The Dutchman reeled off four successive legs in the semi-finals against Jose de Sousa, and bettered that in a stunning comeback from 4-0 down against world number one Wright in the final.

He had also found himself 5-3 down to Ryan Meikle in round two before hitting back to win 6-5 after surviving two missed match darts, and defeated Brett Clayton, Madars Razma, Brendan Dolan and Adrian Lewis on his way to Saturday's title.

"It was a tough day, I had to work really hard but eventually it paid out and when I got going I think I played some good darts," said Van Gerwen, who also won a European Tour event last month.

"I know Peter, and when he's throwing relaxed he's a phenomenal player and we all know that, but when you put him under pressure and you get your chances, you have to take them.

"That's what I did. I think I can do more but this was enough.

"In the final and the semi-final I had to wake up a few times! You want to make it a little bit easier for yourself but to win is the most important thing.

"You have to survive game by game - there are so many good darts players here on the tour and you have to beat them all. It's not easy, but I managed to do it today.

"This is a third title of this year - I've won more tournaments already than I did all last year altogether, so that's a good thing."

World Champion Wright opened the final with a superb four-leg burst, denying Van Gerwen a dart at a double with legs of 14, 11, 14 and 13 darts.

Van Gerwen took leg five to kick-start his challenge, and won the next four without Wright this time getting a dart at a double as the Dutchman moved into a 5-4 lead.

Wright's missed bull for a 170 finish in leg ten allowed Van Gerwen to complete a key 11-darter to deny his rival a chance to level.

He then finished 66 to move 7-4 up and punished Wright's two missed doubles in the next to close out victory with a 64 checkout.

Wright was appearing in his second Players Championship final of the year, having won PC2 in February, and produced some exceptional darts throughout the day.

He averaged 111.46 in a third round defeat of Mervyn King - landing two ten-dart legs, an 11-darter and a pair of 12-dart finishes in the contest - before averaging over 108 as he reeled off six straight legs in a 7-3 semi-final win over Damon Heta.

Australia's Heta was denied his second title of the year by Wright's semi-final comeback, having averaged over 103 in four of his five wins on the day.

Jose de Sousa won five successive games in a deciding leg as he reached his first ProTour semi-final of 2022, only to lose 7-6 to Van Gerwen in the last four.

Lewis joined Nathan Aspinall, Luke Humphries and Jeff Smith in the last eight on the second day of the weekend's treble-header in Barnsley.

Play concludes with a third £100,000 Players Championship on Sunday, with play commencing from 1200 BST and featuring live streaming from two boards simultaneously throughout the day via PDCTV and bookmakers' websites worldwide.