Teenage darts sensation Luke ‘The Nuke’ Littler, 16, hailed as ‘generational’ after stunning start to third round against Matt Campbell at PDC World Championships

  • Luke ‘The Nuke’ Littler, 16, has taken the PDC World Championships by storm
  • The Cheshire teenage sensation is competing in the tournament for the first time
  • Littler faces Matt Campbell in the third round Championships at Ally Pally 

Luke Littler was hailed as generational after the 16-year-old stormed to a two set lead in his third round match at the PDC World Championships.

The teenager showed no nerves he claimed the first set to love against Canadian opponent Matt Campbell as he looks to continue his dream run at Alexandra Palace.

Littler had been greeted by chants of ‘you’ve got school in the morning’ as he walked to the stage with ‘The Nuke’ savouring the atmosphere.

The World Youth champion broke in the opening leg of the contest and was quick to record his first maximum of the contest on route to the first set.

Littler’s ruthless performance continued as the sensation won six legs on the spin to take a two set advantage as he closed in on a last-16 place.

Luke Littler, 16, claimed the first six legs of the third round match to storm into a two set lead

Former BDO world champion Glen Durrant, speaking on Sky Sports, hailed Littler’s performance in the opening stages of the contest as ‘very special’ 

‘He is absolutely generational,’ Durrant said of the debutant.

‘Michael van Gerwen was winning competitions and the BDO at that age.

‘But to be doing it on this stage, you are watching something very special.’

Campbell responded in the third set but taking a two leg lead, only for Littler to storm back to win the next three to move one set away from victory.

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