By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Southampton regained the winning feeling, while Derby recovered to beat Barnsley.
Southampton regained the winning feeling with a 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at St Mary's, while Derby recovered to beat Barnsley.
Having lost five of their previous six matches, George Burley's Saints team badly need a fillip and Bradley Wright-Phillips provided it five minutes before the half time interval.
The former Manchester City striker latched on to Kenwyne Jones's knockdown, teased the Wolves backline, and then dispatched a shot past Matt Murray from the edge of the area.
Provider turned scorer as Jones put the seal on victory 20 minutes from time with a superb volley from 12 yards, to condemn Mick McCarthy's side to a fourth straight reverse away from home.
Two goals in four second half minutes from Giles Barnes saw Derby recover from a goal deficit to defeat Barnsley 2-1 at Pride Park.
The hosts had trailed when a fine start from strugglers Barnsley found reward through Bobby Hassell, whose left foot drive from outside the area beat Stephen Bywater all ends up.
However, a pair of superb strikes from England Under-19 international Giles Barnes turned the match on its head.
Barnes's half-volley on 72 minutes found its way through a crowded area and into the back of the net, before the same player heaped further misery on The Tykes with a near carbon copy second goal.