Percy Tau made his debut in English football as a substitute to help Brighton to a dramatic FA Cup third-round win over fourth-tier Newport on Sunday night.
The Bafana Bafana star showed some neat touches when he came on in the 71st minute with the Seagulls still looking for a breakthrough.
He made some space for himself in the box and had an 83rd-minute shot saved as he shone in his first few minutes.
But it was Solly March who got the opener just before 90 minutes with a left-foot shot from the edge of the area.
However, Newport forced the game to extra time with an Adam Webster own goal in the sixth minute of the four minutes of injury time.
In extra time, Tau lifted a curler over the goal before the match went to a nailbiting shootout.
But after a goalless extra time, Webster redeemed himself with goalkeeper Jason Steele’s four brilliant saves and then Webster converting the decisive spotkick.
Boss Graham Potter says of the match: “[It was] traumatic as well as dramatic is what I’d call it.
“We knew it was going to be a difficult tie and they didn’t disappoint us.
“We should have won it and seen it out at the end of 90 minutes, but that's the way it goes sometimes.
“If a goalkeeper makes four penalty saves and you don’t get through then I would have been scratching my head a little bit.
“But I’m pleased for Jason because he’s been fantastic for us. He’s supported the players when he's not been in the team.”
With Manchester City up in the league tomorrow night Potter added of Tau: “He did well.
“We will get to know him better and he will get to know us better. I’m pleased with his performance and contribution.”