Barnsley lost their opening game of the season for the fifth season in a row, with an aggregate score of 4-15.
They have lost seven of the last ten and have picked up a total of five points over the last 10 seasons on the opening day, the worst record of all 92 current clubs in the football league pyramid.
The Reds haven’t won away on the opening day since 1996 when they defeated West Brom 2-1 and nine months later were promoted to the Premier League. Since then they have played away first 11 times, losing eight.
Barnsley conceded two first half goals and were therefore 2-0 down on the opening day for the first time since 2009- they came back to draw that game 2-2 however at Sheffield Wednesday.
They conceded three goals in the opening half hour of a match for the first time since 1998, another game they went on to lose 3-1, against Swindon.
Including play-off matches Barnsley emerged victorious 28 times in 2016 – a club record for one calendar year- they have won just five so far in 2017 and including the end of last season they have now won only two of their last 19 games.
This defeat, incidentally, was Barnsley 1800th in the league, they become only the third team ever to lose this amount. Two more defeats will see them reach 2000 in all competitions.
They have conceded three times in each of their past four away matches, losing all four.
Barnsley made a half time substitution in this game (Adam Hammill for Tom Bradshaw), it is the first time they have made a change at the break since their last trip to Ashton Gate- in April when Callum Evans replaced the injured Marc Roberts.
Barnsley have conceded at least three times at Ashton Gate in seven of their last 10 visits. They have conceded a total of 31 goals in those 10 visits.
The Reds have failed to win any of their past 16 trips to Ashton Gate, their last victory coming in 1993.
Only five players (Davies, MacDonald, Jackson, Moncur and Bradshaw) started the final game of 2016-2017 and the first game of 2017-2018.
Bristol City had 11 shots on target, that is more than any team had against Barnsley last season.