Price denies foul play during heated Premier League clash with Gurney

Gurney and Price come to blows on the stage (credit:Lawrence Lustig/PDC)

Gerwyn Price insists he did “nothing wrong” during his fiery 7-7 draw with Daryl Gurney in Sheffield which ended with the two players having to be separated by security on stage.

Price missed one dart at double 13 to seal a vital win before Gurney finished 64 to secure a share of the spoils, but tempers flared at the end of the contest.

Gurney appeared to gesture and point aggressively towards Price before the pair came to blows at the oche, forcing referee George Noble to intervene before security staff then entered the playing area to keep the two players apart.

Price, however, is adamant he did nothing untoward during or after the match and believes Gurney's outburst was merely born of frustration at missing out on all two points.

"I needed at least a point, I should have got two but unfortunately things happen like that," Price told Live Darts.

"I don't know what happened there with Daryl.

"I think he probably thought he should have won that game but I don't think so.

"He must have thought he should have won but in my eyes I should have won by four or five legs.

"I don't know what's going through his head.

"I don't know what he's going to say or what he's going to do, that's down to him."

Price was also involved in a frosty encounter with James Wade a week ago in which he refused to shake his opponent's hand after an 8-4 defeat in Manchester.

The 34-year-old, who was handed a record fine for his misconduct during last November's Grand Slam, remains under a suspended three-month ban, and believes players are deliberately trying to push his buttons with that in mind.

He added: "They know that I'm on curfew and I've got a month or two left of it so I don't know if they're maybe trying to get me banned or whatever but it isn't going to work. 

"It seems to be happening every week, I must be doing something right to upset a few people.

"They just don't like it when they play me for some reason, I haven't got a clue why.

"I did nothing, I shook his hand and I was walking off stage so why would that affect me?

"I haven't showed that emotion and determination the last few weeks, I probably got under his skin a little bit and he didn't like that.

"At the end of the game when it's 7-7, that's probably what pee'd him off more than anything and he was probably just making a few more excuses."

The point leaves Price in sixth position going into the final night of round-robin action next week, one point adrift of Mensur Suljovic in fourth.

The Welshman faces Peter Wright in Leeds and knows he will have to win and hope other results go in his favour if he is to qualify for Finals Night.

"I picked up a point and it keeps me in the run-in," added Price.

"I knew if I'd have won that it'd have put me in a lot better position but there's a few things that need to go my way next week as well as me winning."



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