Gallery: Safuwan Baharudin debuts in the Melbourne Derby

Safuwan Baharudin made his A-League debut on Saturday evening, drafted into the lineup after an injury to Erik Paartalu. Playing in central midfield, his first game lasted for 60 minutes for a losing cause, as Melbourne Victory downed Melbourne City 3-0. Here are some of the photos from the match, courtesy of Jason Heidrich Photography/Melbourne City FC.

Safuwan marks Victory's Gui Finkler. Photo: Jason Heidrich Photography/Melbourne City FC

Safuwan clears the ball before Victory's Carl Valeri can get to it. Photo: Jason Heidrich Photography/Melbourne City FC

City's Damien Duff in action during the Melbourne Derby. Photo: Jason Heidrich Photography/Melbourne City FC

Victory hotshot Besart Berisha challenges Safuwan to an aerial duel. Photo: Jason Heidrich Photography/Melbourne City FC

Safuwan was a constant thorn in Finkler's side, restricting his influence on the game. Photo: Jason Heidrich Photography/Melbourne City FC

It was not a good day for the City defence, but goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne foils this attack. Photo: Jason Heidrich Photography/Melbourne City FC

The Singaporean debutant was pushed further forward in the second half, coming up against Victory captain Leigh Broxham. Photo: Jason Heidrich Photography/Melbourne City FC

All in all, a decent debut for Singapore's first A-League export. Photo: Jason Heidrich Photography/Melbourne City FC