- Midfielder Rodney Strasser made his third Veikkausliiga start in their 3-2 away win over Rovaniemen PS on Saturday having missed their last three matches.
- The Sierra Leone international was making his return to competitive football for the first time since suffering from a muscle injury in their 1-0 defeat to Ilves Tampere July 7.
TPS’s new head coach Jonatan Johansson will be pleased after his side registered their first win of the season after their opening five straight defeat standing second from bottom.
TPS opened the scoreline in the 13th minute through Juhani Pikkarainen after an impressive start. The home team draw level in the 40th minute from Enoch Banza.
Ivorian player Muhamed Tehe Olawale put the visitors ahead in the 67th but with just five minutes plus added time the host level things up through Juho Hyvärinen in the 85th minutes.
However, TPS winner came in the 88th minute when Tatu Varmanen assisted Jonni Peräaho, who slotted home from close range.
“I think we were better in the whole game, we got off to a great start,” Pikkarainen who scored TPS opener said after the win.
TPS VOITTAA! Lopputulos Rovaniemeltä: 2-3! ⚽️⚽️⚽️TPS:n maalintekijöinä Juhani Pikkarainen, Olawale Tehe ja Jonni Peräaho.