Result: Barnsley 0-1 Southampton

David Connolly
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Southampton are top of the Championship after defeating Barnsley 1-0.

Promoted Southampton are top of the Championship table after defeating Barnsley 1-0 at Oakwell.

Former West Ham United striker David Connolly headed the only goal of the game after 30 minutes to send the Saints away with all three points.

Next up for defeated Barnsley is a home match against Middlesbrough on Tuesday, August 16 while Nigel Adkins's Southampton travel to Ipswich Town on the same evening.

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