Tykes well beaten at Brighton
Ashley Barnes and Craig Mackail-Smith both scored braces as Brighton broke their goal duck in style by thrashing Barnsley 5-1 in the npower Championship.
The Seagulls had not found the net in their previous three matches this season, prompting manager Gus Poyet to step up his search for a new striker.
But his current frontline sent a message to the boss with Barnes opening and completing the scoring and Mackail-Smith grabbing his brace either side of half-time.
And on what was obviously the day to end goal droughts, Wayne Bridge scored his first league goal in nearly nine years as Brighton finally got their season up and running.
The 30-year-old defender, on loan with the Seagulls from Manchester City, struck a long-range effort as Poyet's side picked up their first win of the Championship campaign.
Former Brighton striker Craig Davies did pull one back from the penalty spot but the Tykes were well beaten and slipped to a second straight defeat.