Percy Tau scores to help Anderlecht return to winning ways against Kortrijk

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The South Africa international continued his fine form in front of goal in his side’s victory at Guldensporenstadion

Percy Tau found the back of the net to help Anderlecht secure a 3-1 victory over Kortrijk in Friday’s Belgian First Division A game.

The 26-year-old has been delivering eye-catching performances since his arrival at Lotto Park and he shone again at Guldensporenstadion.

The South Africa international was handed his seventh league start of the season, spearheading Anderlecht’s attack against Yves Vanderhaeghe’s side.

Vincent Kompany’s men last tasted victory in September against Waasland-Beveren, playing to draws with Eupen and OH Leuven before losing against Club Brugge but returned to winning ways against the Guys.

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The Purple and White started the game on a fine note and opened the scoring as early as the ninth minute of the encounter through Anglo-Nigerian forward Lukas Nmecha.

Tau then doubled his side’s lead with a well-taken effort at the half-hour mark after receiving a timely pass from Michael Murillo.

Manchester City loanee Nmecha then completed his brace in the 63rd minute to seal his side’s victory despite a late effort from the Democratic Republic of the Congo international Ilombe Mboyo.

Tau, who featured for 75 minutes in the encounter, has now scored four goals in nine appearances since teaming up with Anderlecht.

Besides his goal, the 26-year-old forward made two key passes, had a 66% successful pass rate and made 25 touches on the ball.

Sierra Leone international Mustapha Bundu played for 55 minutes before he was replaced by Ghanaian midfielder Francis Amuzu.

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Senegalese forward Habib Gueye was introduced into the game at the start of the second half for Eric Ocansey but could not help his side avoid defeat.   

The result ensured Anderlecht moved to sixth on the Belgian First Division A table with 17 points from 10 games.

Tau will hope to continue his outstanding performances for Anderlecht in their next league game against Antwerp on November 1.

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