Villa spoil Pasanen's Portsmouth debut

Petri Pasanen made his debut in the English Premier League for Portsmouth with a loss at Aston Villa on Tuesday. The team with the Ajax player on loan saw Villa forward Vassell score 2-1 five minutes before the final whistle.

Goals by Angel for Villa and Yakubu for Portsmouth had kept the teams level until then. Pasanen, who was hired out by Ajax two days earlier, played the entire match. The Finn played next to Dutch defender Arjan de Zeeuw.