Norwich City fan Darren Webster wants to ‘do the double’ by stunning Michael van Gerwen
- Credit: LAWRENCE LUSTIG
Darren Webster is drawing inspiration from Norwich City's famous win at Old Trafford as he looks to produce one of the biggest upsets in darts history.
The Norwich-based thrower was delighted when his beloved Canaries stunned Manchester United on Saturday to record a vital Premier League victory. And now he wants to do the same by causing an even bigger shock in the second round of the PDC William Hill world championship.
Webster, 47, takes on world number one Michael van Gerwen on Sunday evening and is dreaming of creating more headlines for the city he proudly calls home.
The 'Demolition Man' said: 'I've proved I can beat the best players in the world before, it's just about doing it in front of the cameras.
'I'm sure Michael is a mega odds-on favourite and I'm an outsider who has been given no hope. But if a German qualifier, who people would have said wasn't even on the same planet as Michael, nearly beat him it shows it's all about what happens on the day.
'It would be great to do the double for Norwich and pull off another big shock. We went and won at Man United, and nobody expected it, so I'm hoping I can do the same.'
Webster beat John Henderson 3-1 in the first round at Alexandra Palace while Van Gerwen needed a final set tie-break to edge rookie Rene Eidams 3-2.