Guly keeps Saints sitting pretty

Guly Do Prado grabbed the only goal of the game as Southampton beat Millwall 1-0 at St Mary's to keep hold of top spot in the Championship.

Last Updated: 20/08/11 at 17:52

Guly: Struck early in first half

Guly: Struck early in first half

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Guly struck early in the first half for the hosts on Saturday and Saints held on to inflict Millwall's first defeat of the season.

Nigel Adkins' side have kept up last term's promotion form and have now won 10 straight matches and 11 on the spin at home, as well as starting a campaign with four victories for the first time in their history.

Saints, as you would expect from a side who had hit nine goals in their first three games, went straight on the attack and David Connolly swept wide from Adam Lallana's corner in the second minute.

Rickie Lambert hit the wall with a free-kick and Connolly missed from long range, before Hameur Bouazza fired Millwall's first opportunity wide.

But the goal Saints were threatening arrived in the 18th minute when Jack Cork, the summer signing from Chelsea, threaded the ball through to Guly who coolly curled it past Millwall goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall.

The Lions should have hauled themselves level 10 minutes later when John Marquis met James Henry's corner but his header flew wide.

Marquis sent a long-range effort straight at Saints goalkeeper Kelvin Davis and Tamika Mkandawire volleyed high and wide as the hosts weathered a mild Millwall storm until half-time.

Southampton started the second half as they did the first with Jose Fonte and substitute Morgan Schneiderlin going close.

But Millwall always looked a threat on the break and Josh McQuoid fired wide from 20 yards before Bouazza sent a shot fizzing narrowly the wrong side of the post

Saints had two lucky escapes in the space of a minute on the hour mark when full-back Frazer Richardson blocked Mkandawire's close-range effort and Northern Ireland striker McQuoid's shot was kept out by Davis at point-blank range.

At the other end England Under-21 midfielder Lallana got a brief glimpse of goal but Jimmy Abdou managed to get a timely block in.

Lambert blasted a 30-yard free-kick over the top while for the Lions, Bouazza and Henry squandered shooting opportunities and Alan Dunne's late free-kick was saved by Davis as Saints went marching on.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 19 August 2014
20:00
Bolton 1-2 M'boro Report
Reading 1-2 Huddersfld Report
19:45
Birmingham 2-2 Ipswich Report
Blackpool 1-2 Brentford Report
Bournemth 1-2 N Forest Report
Cardiff 1-0 Wigan Report
Charlton 3-2 Derby Report
Leeds 0-2 Brighton  
Norwich 3-1 Blackburn Report
Rotherham 0-2 Watford Report

Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 N Forest 3 3 7
2 Cardiff 3 3 7
3 Millwall 3 3 7
4 Charlton 3 2 7
5 Bournemth 3 4 6
6 Norwich 3 4 6
7 Watford 3 2 6
8 M'boro 3 2 6
9 Sheff Wed 3 1 5
10 Ipswich 3 0 4
11 Reading 3 0 4
12 Brentford 3 0 4
13 Derby 3 0 4
14 Blackburn 3 -1 4
15 Birmingham 3 -1 4
16 Brighton 3 0 3
17 Wolves 2 0 3
18 Rotherham 3 -2 3
19 Leeds 3 -3 3
20 Huddersfld 3 -5 3
21 Wigan 3 -2 1
22 Bolton 3 -4 1
23 Fulham 2 -2 0
24 Blackpool 3 -4 0

Updated Tue, 19 Aug 2014

Footer 365

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wants rival Petr Cech to stay

Thibaut Courtois wants Petr Cech, his rival for the Chelsea goalkeeper's jersey, to stay at the club.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger slams decision to send off Aaron Ramsey

Arsene Wenger described Aaron Ramsey's dismissal as "unacceptable" after Arsenal picked up a 0-0 draw at Besiktas.

Sky Bet Championship: Nottingham Forest go top, level with Cardiff, Charlton and Millwall

Nottingham Forest came from behind to replace Bournemouth at the top, level with Cardiff, Charlton and Millwall.

Mail Box

Dear Brendan, Please Sign Di Maria

That's the request to Brendan Rodgers in the mailbox, and not just because it would annoy Man United fans. Plus, more thoughts on why Arsenal didn't want Cescy back...

Man United Fans Still Pining For Mourinho

The morning mailbox ponders where United might be now had the club appointed Jose Mourinho last season, while Chelsea fans are getting very excited...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property