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Barnes keeps Seagulls flying high, Lambert the hero for Saints

Last Updated: 10/09/11 7:44pm

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Lambert: Hat-trick hero for Southampton against Nottingham Forest

Lambert: Hat-trick hero for Southampton against Nottingham Forest

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Brighton left it late to win at Bristol City, while Rickie Lambert's hat-trick gave Southampton a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest.

Gus Poyet celebrated his Manager of the Month award with Ashley Barnes' late goal earning Brighton a 1-0 success over Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

Southampton remain in second after overcoming Steve McClaren's Forest in a five-goal thriller at St Mary's with Lambert the hero for the home side with a superb hat-trick.

Middlesbrough continued their fine start to the season with a 2-0 win at Burnley thanks to goals from Nicky Bailey (10) and Joe Bennett (49).

West Ham kept pace with the leading pack with a 4-3 win over Portsmouth at Upton Park with both sides finishing the game with ten men as the Hammers recorded their first home win of the season.

Sean Dyche celebrated his first league win in charge of Watford with a 2-0 success at Reading thanks to goals from Mark Yeates (12) and John Eustace (51).

Blackpool piled the pressure on under-fire Paul Jewell with a 2-0 win over Ipswich at Bloomfield Road courtesy of goals from Gary Taylor-Fletcher (49) and Barry Ferguson (60).

Ross McCormack's late goal gave Leeds a thrilling 3-2 win over Crystal Palace at Elland Road.

Doncaster remain rooted to the bottom of the table after going down 2-0 to Cardiff after second-half goals from Anthony Gerrard (52) and Robert Earnshaw (75).

Aaron Mclean came back to haunt his old club with the only goal in Hull's 1-0 win at Peterborough.

Andy King's goal straight after the break earned Leicester a 1-1 draw with Barnsley at Oakwell, cancelling out Jacob Butterfield's opener for the hosts.

Coventry grabbed their first win of the season with a 2-0 win over Derby at the Ricoh Arena thanks to Lukas Jutkiewicz's controversial second-half penalty and Carl Baker's late strike.

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