GERWYN Price created history at the weekend as he became the first Welshman to ever win the PDC World Championship with a fantastic 7-3 win over two-time champions Gary Anderson.

At Alexandra Palace on Sunday, 'The Iceman', who is a former Rugby Union player, missed 11 match darts before securing the title and the £500,000 prize with a double five.

35-year-old Price, who resides in Markham in South Wales, only started competing on the PDC tour in 2014.

But his win on Sunday meant he secured his place as world number one, knocking Dutchman Michael Van Gerwen off the top spot which he had held for the last seven years.

His opponent Anderson missed three darts to clinch the first set and Price capitalised on the Scotsman's mistake, winning three legs on the trot to take it.

In the second set, Anderson was back to his best, throwing a 180 followed by a 128 checkout in the second leg. He broke Price's throw with a 78 checkout and took three legs to level at one each.

A focused Price came out firing in set three and broke Anderson with a 12-darter.

Anderson kept his hopes alive in the seventh to reduce the arrears to 5-2 but Price threw his 14th double 20 finish in the decider of the eighth to restore his four-set lead.

A tense Price missed 10 match darts in the third leg of the ninth and Anderson took advantage of the mistakes to clinch the set.

Anderson then missed the chance to make a 134 checkout to keep the match alive and Price wasted two more match darts only for Anderson to squander three himself.

Price collected himself and finally hit double five to become world champion and pick up the winners cheque of £500,000.