Barnsley have now opened the scoring in three successive games for the first time since September/October 2017 when they did so against QPR, Millwall and Middlesbrough.
It is the first time they have opened the scoring in their first three games of a season since 2015-2016 - when they went on to win promotion.
These are the only two occasions it has occured since 2004.
The Reds have led at half time in three successive matches for the first time since December 2016 when they did so against Cardiff, Blackburn and Birmingham.
Barnsley supporters have to had to wait until the third match of the season to see their side concede a goal, the longest such wait since 1975-1976.
Barnsley have conceded at least twice in five of their last six EFL Cup ties... the one exception.... against Premier League Tottenham at Wembley (1)
However that is the only time the Reds have failed to score in their last seven matches in this competition.
It is the first time in seven matches as a League One team that Barnsley have conceded more than once - ironically the last time George Moncur also scored, but for the opponents Colchester in a 2-2 draw.
Jack Walton was shown a yellow card for handball, the first Barnsley goalkeeper to be booked since Adam Davies at Sunderland on New Year's Day.
He is the first Barnsley keeper to be shown a card in this competition since Ben Alnwick was sent off in the first round at Rochdale in 2012 and Bobby Hassell had to go in goal.
Incidentally Walton is the first goalkeeper other than Davies to appear for Barnsley in this competition since the first round of 2015-2016 when Nick Townsend featured against Scunthorpe.
Blackpool have knocked Barnsley out of a cup for the second successive season after eliminating them in the FA Cup third round in 2017-2018.
It is the SEVENTH time Blackpool have knocked Barnsley out of a cup - also the League Cup in 2003-2004 & 1989-1990 and the FA Cup in 2002-2003, 1981-1982 & 1948-1949.
Barnsley have lost back to back games against Blackpool, prior to this they had lost only one of eight meetings.
Barnsley lost after opening the scoring for the first time since January (also a 3-1 defeat, v Fulham)
There were only 1,937 in attendance at Bloomfield Road, 990 of which were Barnsley fans, meaning there were more away supporters than home. It is the lowest League Cup crowd Barnsley have played in front of since September 2002 when only 1,720 saw them lose 4-1 at Macclesfield.
Mamadou Thiam (for Isgrove 63)
Brad Potts (for Dougall 71)
Alex Mowatt (for McGeehan 81)
Adam Davies, Liam Lindsay, Jordan Williams, Ben Williams
Mark Howard, Michael Nottingham, Donervon Daniels, Curtis Tilt, Nick Anderton, Jay Spearing, Jordan Thompson, John O'Sullivan, Harry Pritchard, Mark Cullen, Armand Gnanduillet.
Nathan Delfouneso (for Cullen 61)
Paudie O'Connor (for Pritchard 75)
Marc Bola (for Daniels 82)
Christoffer Mafoumbi, Oliver Turton, Finlay Sinclair-Smith, Joe Dodoo.
Blackpool caretaker manager Terry McPhillips said:
"I thought they were superb. I thought first-half we were good, it was open first-half and they’ve got some good players. I thought we got done by a wonder goal. They stuck together and the defending was superb.
The two non-league lads (Nottingham and Pritchard) have scored their first goals in senior football and in the second-half we were awesome.
We made eight changes and they only made six, so all in all it’s a great night’s work."
EFL Cup First Round results:
Tuesday 14th August 2018:
Nottingham Forest 1-1 Bury (Forest win 10-9 on pens)
Blackpool 3-1 BARNSLEY
Carlisle United 1-5 Blackburn Rovers
Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Fleetwood Town (Fleetwood win 4-3 on pens)
Grimsby Town 0-2 Rochdale
Leeds United 2-1 Bolton Wanderers
Macclesfield Town 1-1 Bradford City (Macclesfield win 4-2 on pens)
Mansfield Town 6-1 Accrington Stanley
Walker pen 9
Walker pen 13
Middlesbrough 3-3 Notts County (Middlesbrough win 4-3 on pens)
Oldham Athletic 0-2 Derby County
Graham og 36
Port Vale 0-4 Lincoln City
Green pen 48
Preston North End 3-1 Morecambe
Rotherham United 3-1 Wigan Athletic
Scunthorpe United 1-2 Doncaster Rovers
Sheffield United 1-1 Hull City (Hull win 5-4 on pens)
Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Burton Albion
Akins pen 64
Tranmere Rovers 1-3 Walsall
Bristol City 0-1 Plymouth Argyle
Bristol Rovers 2-1 Crawley Town
Cambridge United 1-4 Newport County
Azeez pen 90
Cheltenham Town 2-2 Colchester United (Cheltenham win 6-5 on pens)
Thomas pen 71
Exeter City 1-1 Ipswich Town (Exeter win 4-2 on pens)
Millwall 0-0 Gillingham (Millwall win 3-1 on pens)
Milton Keynes Dons 3-0 Charlton Athletic
Cummings og 71
Norwich City 3-1 Stevenage
Oxford United 2-0 Coventry City
Portsmouth 1-2 AFC Wimbledon
Walkes og 88
Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Peterborough United
Southend United 2-4 Brentford
Swindon Town 0-1 Forest Green Rovers
Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Northampton Town (Wycombe win 7-6 on pens)
Willams 50 Hoskins 82
Yeovil Town 0-1 Aston Villa
Reading 2-0 Birmingham City
West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Luton Town
Thursday 16th August 2018:
Sunderland 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday
Sky Bet League One Matchday Three: Barnsley v AFC Wimbledon, Saturday 18th August 2018. Kick-Off: 3pm
On The Road:
Sky Bet League One Matchday Four: Rochdale v Barnsley, Tuesday 21st August 2018. Kick-Off: 7:45pm