* Leonard Sowah created history by becoming the first player born after the Premier League was established to have started in a top-flight match.
* The grounding of all flights to Britain meant Kevin-Prince Boateng had to drive back from Germany to play in the match. Frederic Piquionne, whose wife has recently given birth, was unable to return from France in time.
Portsmouth : James, Vanden Borre, Mokoena, Wilson, Sowah, Diop (Ritchie 88), Yebda, Brown, Boateng (Ward 80), Kanu (Smith 65), Utaka.
Subs Not Used: Ashdown, Pack, Ciftci.
Goals: Brown 10.
Aston Villa : Friedel, Cuellar, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Ashley Young, Milner, Petrov, Downing, Carew (Heskey 72), Agbonlahor (Delfouneso 80).
Subs Not Used: Guzan, Sidwell, Reo-Coker, Beye, Clark.
Goals: Carew 16, Delfouneso 82.
Ref: Lee Probert (Wiltshire).
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