Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau made a memorable English Premier League debut for Brighton & Hove Alboin against giants Manchester City on Wednesday.
Percy Tau put in a memorable performance, but a performance Manchester City’s Ukrainian left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko would like to forget!
Tau gave Zinchenko a first-hand taste of diski football at its finest when in the 32nd minute he turned him inside-out (watch below) and left the defender sprawling on the Etihad Stadium turf.
Post-match, Brighton coach Grahm Potter lauded Percy Tau for his performance.
“It is a difficult game for him [Tau] to start for a forward because they make you defend as a team. So that takes away a little bit of his attacking qualities, along with Leo [Trossard],” Potter said.
“They both work so hard for the team, they work so hard and were fantastic in that regard. They grew and grew. He [Tau] has only been with us for a week, we have to make sure he is available for the coming games, good first game, he will get better and he will get a better understanding with us.”
PERCY TAU WAS SUBSTITUTED IN THE 67TH MINUTE
Percy Tau started the match and was substituted in the 67th minute as City won 1-0 thanks to a Ben Foden goal in the 44th minute.
Following Wednesday’s defeat, Brighton are now just two points above the relegation zone.
Brighton are next in action in a clash away against Leeds United on Saturday, 16 January.
Kick-off is at 17:00 SA time.