Video: Watch Percy Tau highlights vs Manchester City
Brighton & Hove Albion and Bafana Bafana forward Percy Tau” Lion of Judah” made his English Premier League debut in an away match against Manchester City and out shinned his markers.
Manchester City won the match by 1-0 via a Phil Foden goal on the brink of half time whistle, despite a second-half stellar performance, Percy Tau’s Brighton & Hove failed to restore parity.
Raheem Sterling failed to extend Pep Guardiola’s team lead in injury time when he blasted a penalty over the crossbar after Kevin De Bruyne was brought down in the penalty box by Davis.
Despite walking away with no points, Brighton coach Potter takes with him so many positives from the match, Percy Tau performance is one of them.
Video Percy Tau highlights vs Manchester City
Percy Tau played 68mins till he was substituted for striker Maupay despite an early substitution, Tau made more final third touches that any Brighton player.
Percy Tau is World Class…🙌👏 pic.twitter.com/SNVBEwCoPf
— King Nutty (@KingmeNutty) January 13, 2021
Tau leaves Oleksandr Zinchenko down
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) January 13, 2021
Percy Tau left this player dead on the ground pic.twitter.com/lJAWKgWYzP
— La Decima…. Treble (@sandile_gqoboka) January 13, 2021
26-year-old Percy Tau who is known by his legion of fans as Lion of Judah was signed by EPL outfit Brighton and Hove Albion in 2018 from Mamelodi Sundowns.
Tau spent 2 seasons on loan in Belgium due to failure to secure a work permit to play for his parent club.
Tau linked up with Anderlecht, who are managed by former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, last August and has scored four goals in 15 games this season.
Brighton & Hove Albion head coach Graham Potter said, “We’re pleased to be able to welcome Percy to the club and begin working with him. I know he’s a player whose progress many of our fans have followed in recent seasons.
“We too have closely monitored his performances in Belgium in the last three years. He’s been playing at a really good level, particularly with Bruges and Anderlecht where he has been involved in the Champions League, and his next step is to show he is ready to make the transition into the Premier League.
“He brings some different attributes and qualities to the group and he wants to take the next step in his career. We’re looking forward to working with him.”
So far Percy Tau has made two appearances for Brighton and Hove, his debut come in 4-3 penalty shootout win against Newport Country in the FA Cup.