Pontyberem's Jonny Clayton said sweeping aside defending champion Gerwyn Price 5-1 to win the World Grand Prix final was "what dreams are made of."

His victory in Leicester won Clayton £100,000 and propels him into the world top 10 for the first time, having moved seventh in the rankings.

It was his third triumph of the year, having won the Masters and the Premier League titles, but this was his first televised world ranking title.

In 2020 he had also won the PDC World Cup of Darts with Price, and the Welsh pair also reached the semi-finals of this year's competition.

"It is what dreams are made of," said Clayton after lifting the trophy. "We play to win a big major, it is a ranked (event) and my first one.

"This might be the third (title of 2021), but it is the first one which counts, and now it is world number seven Jonny Clayton, which is brilliant."

A 116 checkout sealed the Pontyberem plasterer's first televised world ranking title to claim World Grand Prix glory in impressive fashion.

Clayton picked off doubles all evening at the Morningside Arena, and as well as his winning finish, he notched checkouts of 170, 164, 152 and 110.

"He was too strong for me today," admitted Price. "He didn't miss a double early on to get off, I missed a couple but he was phenomenal.

"I did have a chance but I didn't take them a couple of times and he was winning the big moments. He was starting off a lot better than me.

"Apart from the first game that's the best I've played in the tournament and that's a testament to Jonny. He was by far the better player on the night."

Price had begun the final with an opening 160 score and won the first leg with a 14-darter, but could do little to prevent Clayton winning the next three - including a 12-dart leg - to snatch the opening set.

A fine second set saw Clayton move 2-0 up before Price followed an 11-darter with double ten to level, only for the Pontyberem ace to take the decider in 14 darts.

The third set saw the standard rise again, with Price once more winning the opener only to see Clayton take out 170 and 164 for back-to-back 12-darters as he moved 2-0 up.

Price finished 72 to level, but the deciding leg once again went the way of Clayton as a 13-darter gave him a huge three-set lead.

Clayton also opened up a 2-0 cushion in set four, but Price finished double ten in the next two to level and capitalised on a missed bull from his opponent to steal the set on tops and pull back to 3-1 in the game.

Clayton capitalised when Price missed his opening three darts at a double in the first two legs of the fifth set, as double eight and a 12-darter pushed him ahead.

Four missed finishing doubles from Clayton allowed Price to take the third leg, but a 110 checkout gave the Premier League champion a fourth set.

Clayton broke in the opening leg of set six, and took out a sensational 152 checkout - after also opening with a 152 score in his second visit of the leg - to move 2-0 up and to the brink of glory.

Price finished 102 to hit back in leg three, but Clayton quickly ended any hopes of a fightback as a fifth ton-plus checkout of the final, with a 116 combination, completed a glorious win.

2021 BoyleSports World Grand Prix Final: Saturday October 9: Jonny Clayton 5-1 Gerwyn Price (set scores: 3-1, 3-2, 3-2, 2-3, 3-1, 3-1).