Percy Tau was handed his Premier League debut for Albion in their 1-0 defeat to Manchester City.

It was also the 26-year-old’s first start in the league for the Seagulls after coming off the bench in their win over Newport in the FA Cup on Sunday to make his debut.

He was given the task of leading the line with both Neal Maupay and Andi Zeqiri on the bench.

Tau looked lively and tried to get Albion on the front foot and played 68 minutes before being replaced by Maupay.

His performance caught the eye with Steve McManaman, who was doing co-commentary for BT Sport, looking forward to ‘seeing’ what Tau can do in a ‘game where Albion have more possession.

Head coach Graham Potter was impressed by Tau.

He said: “It was a difficult game for him to start in because they make you defend a lot as a forward, as you have to defend as a team.

“So that takes away a little bit of his attacking qualities, the same as Leo.

“But they both worked so hard for the team and they were fantastic in that regard and I thought they grew and grew.

He added: “But no it was a good first game and he will get better the more he is with us.”

After the game some pundits felt Tau could have earned Albion a penalty when he went down under a heavy tackle close to the edge of the box.