Gary Anderson had an issue with Daryl Gurney after Derry man annihilated him in Dublin 1 year ago

Gary Anderson had an issue with Daryl Gurney after Derry man annihilated him in Dublin

Gary Anderson clearly wasn't happy with the Derry man.

Daryl Gurney's darts landed wherever he wanted them to at the Citywest Hotel on Thursday evening as his bid to defend his World Grand Prix title runs smoothly towards the last four.

The 32-year-old, bidding to become the first man since Phil Taylor to do back to back titles, blitzed an in-form Anderson to a comfortable 3-0 victory in south Dublin.

Next up for the fourth seed is the unenviable challenged posed by the world's greatest player, Michael van Gerwen, but SuperChin will be buoyed by stopping Anderson in his blistering tracks here.

The 47-year-old Scot came into this one on the back of a UK Open win, a World Matchplay and a Champions League title all this year but his wait for a maiden Grand Prix title goes on.

As for Van Gerwen, he was off his game early on as his opponent Dave Chisnall raced into a 2-0 lead. As is the world number one's wont, however, he came roaring back and he came back to win.

As is often the case with the polarising figure that is Daryl Gurney, his victory here wasn't without its bit of controversy. After being booed by the Dublin crowd for most of the match-up, Gary Anderson had a few words for Gurney at their post-match handshake.

The Mussleburgh native appeared to gesture that Gurney had been mumbling in his ear during the game. Gurney was bemused by the allegations and he told Anderson to walk away.

There's never a dull moment when Daryl Gurney's throwing darts.

He responded to Anderson's allegations on Sky Sports after the game.

"Gary was trying to say I was mumbling behind him. I've never mumbled in any game I've ever played in. Honestly, I'm disappointed in him, I'm a big darts fan and I'm a big fan of Gary Anderson. I'm not best pleased really."

And you can watch his post-match interview with PDC here.