Cauley Woodrow scored a 102nd-minute penalty as Barnsley drew 2-2 at home to Championship leaders in their first game of the post Gerhard Struber era.
Woodrow fired in with the final kick of the game after Michael Sollbauer had to receive treatment on the pitch for about seven minutes before being stretchered off. He had been fouled in the air just inside the box by Callum O'Dowda.
Michal Helik headed the hosts in front after 65 seconds with his first goal in English football but the visitors scored twice through deflected shots in four minutes at the start of the second half.
The Reds have now collected two points from their first five games of the Championship season.
Jack Walton, Romal Palmer, Conor Chaplin and Clarke Oduor returned to the starting line-up in place of Brad Collins, Dominik Frieser, Callum Styles and the departed Marcel Ritzmaier.
Barnsley would have set a new club record for the longest wait for a league goal from open play in a season if they had not scored in the first six minutes. But Helik rose highest in the second minute to head in a right-wing Palmer corner at the back post.
Woodrow – who had signed a new contract the previous day amid talk of a move to Cardiff City – had almost scored after 28 seconds when a Jordan Williams shot went into his path and put him clean through on goal. A defender did well to block his shot eight yards out which led to the corner from which the hosts scored.
The visitors nearly levelled through two right-wing corners by Tommy Rowe in the first seven minutes, with Andreas Weimann heading the first just wide then Taylor Moore lofting a header into Walton's hands. Chris Martin then headed wide a few yards out on the left at a very tight angle after former Barnsley loanee Jack Hunt's shot was deflected high into the air.
Luke Thomas saw a low 25-yard shot saved then goalkeeper Max O'Leary also denied Woodrow with a shot from the right of the box.
The visitors should have levelled on 39 minutes when Martin's header put his strike partner Nahki Wells clean through on goal but he touched it wide to his right then, although his shot beat Walton, Jordan Williams cleared it off the line.
Barnsley could have bookended the first half with goals from right-wing set pieces but Sollbauer's difficult headed chance from Chaplin's free-kick was put straight at the goalkeeper.
The visitors levelled on 47 minutes. Wells swapped passes with Weimann to unlock the home defence and was free to sprint into the box from the left and have a shot which Walton saved well then did even better to keep out the rebound from the same player. Helik blocked another effort but the ball eventually went to Hunt on the right who smashed in from 15 yards, via an apparent deflection off Mads Andersen.
The next goal came on 51 minutes when Wells' shot from the right of the box was palmed away by Walton but Tyreeq Bakinson's shot from the edge of the box took a big deflection off Jordan Williams and trickled into the bottom right corner.
Murray brought on deadline day signing Herbie Kane for his debut and then Elliot Simoes. Hunt fired straight at Walton from 30 yards then Thomas blasted high and wide from just outside the box.
The visitors almost got a third in added time when Callum O'Dowda's cross was headed down by Weimann to Zak Vyner whose power 20-year effort was saved by Walton diving to his right. The fourth of four added minutes had just finished when O'Dowda clattered Sollbauer in the air and a penalty was awarded which Woodrow scored.
Barnsley: Walton; Sollbauer, Helik, Andersen; J Williams, Mowatt, Palmer (Kane 56mins), Thomas Oduor (Simoes 64); Woodrow, Chaplin (Frieser 78)
Subs: Collins, Brittain, Christie-Davies, Kane, Simoes, Schmidt.
Yellow cards: Andersen, Helik.
Goals: Hellik 2, Woodrow 90+12 (pen)
Bristol City: O'Leary; Vyner, Moore, Mawson; Hunt, Bakinson, Paterson (O'Dowda 85), Weimann, Rowe; Martin (Kalas 79), Wells (Semenyo 74).
Subs: Wollacott, Sessegnon, Massengo, Diedhiou.
Goals: Hunt 47, Bakinson 51.
  • 3:01pm
    GOAL: Michal Hellik after 65 seconds !
  • 3:02pm
    The Polish centre-back rises at the back post to head in a corner by Romal Palmer
  • 3:04pm
    3 A chance for a leveller as Tommy Rowe's corner is headed just wide by Andreas Weimann
  • 3:06pm
    6 Now Taylor Moore heads a Rowe corner from the right tamely into the hands of Walton
  • 3:07pm
    7 Luke Thomas shoots from about 25 yards but his low effort is straight at the goalkeeper
  • 3:12pm
    A frantic first ten minutes at Oakwell. The Reds will delighted to lead but there have been chances at both ends
  • 3:17pm
    17 Another chance for Bristol. Jack Hunt's deflected cross is met at the far post by Chris Martin but he heads wide from a very tight angle just a few yards out
  • 3:18pm
    18 Another Tommy Rowe corner from the right is punched away by Walton
  • 3:20pm
    So Bristol have had three headed chances since falling behind, but it's the Reds who lead through Helik's first goal in English football
  • 3:21pm
    21 Now Woodrow shoots from the right side of the box but goalkeeper Max O'Leary gathers easily
  • 3:23pm
    23 Now Jordan Williams fires well over the bar from 25 yards. He's got into some good central positions from right wing-back today
  • 3:25pm
    25 Jack Hunt causing a lot of problems down the right side. His cross is put behind by Williams for a corner
  • 3:26pm
    25 The corner is punched away by Walton who then catches the following ball into the box
  • 3:28pm
    Bristol have had the best of the game since going behind, especially in the last five minutes when they have been regularly on the attack
  • 3:33pm
    32 Some great skill from Romal Palmer to skip past a couple of players then win a free-kick in the middle. He's been good today and has an assist
  • 3:36pm
    The game has now gone a bit scrappy and quiet, but Barnsley will be happy with that until half-time if they can go in 1-0 up
  • 3:38pm
    Tyreeq Bakinson is down injured so both sides have stopped for a drinks break
  • 3:40pm
    39 Big chance for Bristol! Martin's header from a long ball puts Nakhi Wells clean through. He takes it wide to the right but still shoots past Walton and Jordan Williams clears off the line
  • 3:43pm
    42 Jordan Williams back heels the ball through Tommy Rowe's legs then runs around him to collect but cannot get the cross in on the right
  • 3:44pm
    Cauley Woodrow wins a free-kick on the right. Can Barnsley bookend the first half with set piece goals?
  • 3:45pm
    45 Chaplin takes the right-wing free-kick and finds Michael Sollbauer at the back post but he heads straight at O'Leary the goalkeeper
  • 4:04pm
  • 4:06pm
    GOAL: Jack Hunt levels
  • 4:09pm
    Nakhi Wells swaps passes with Weiman and goes through on the left of the box. He forces a decent save out of Walton then an even better one with the follow-up. Helik blocks another effort but the ball is eventually past to Hunt who smashes in from 15 yards out on the right of the box
  • 4:10pm
    51 Tyreeq Bakinson's deflected shot makes it 2-1 to the visitors
  • 4:13pm
    Once again Wells has a shot saved by the goalkeeper Walton but then it falls to Bakinson's whose 20-yard hit is deflected and in
  • 4:13pm
    A disastrous start to the second half for the Reds, who have conceded twice in four minutes
  • 4:16pm
    Herbie Kane comes on for his debut. Romal Palmer goes off
  • 4:22pm
    Elliot Simoes replaces Elliot Simoes.
  • 4:24pm
    Jordan Williams has moved to left wing-back
  • 4:25pm
    Replays appear to show the first goal deflected in off Andersen and the second off Mowatt
  • 4:28pm
    A couple of decent moves by the Reds to get into the Bristol City but the visitors have defended well and the hosts have not created chance for a leveller
  • 4:28pm
    Luke Thomas now right wing-back and Williams on the left. Sollbauer on the right of the back three is attacking as much as anyone in last ten minutes.
  • 4:30pm
    71 Tommy Rowe's corner from the right is turned behind by Michael Sollbauer at the back post
  • 4:31pm
    72 Paterson's corner is played out to Hunt 30 yards out and he tries to score his second goal of the goal but the 30-yard effort is straight at Walton
  • 4:32pm
    73 Thomas has Barnsley's first shot of the second half but it is horrible high and wide from 20 yards out
  • 4:33pm
    Bristol's first change sees Semenyo replace Wells
  • 4:35pm
    76 Barnsley have a corner on the left after former Reds captain Alfie Mawson heads behind
  • 4:35pm
    76 Conor Chaplin's corner is headed out
  • 4:36pm
    Last change sees Frieser replace Chaplin
  • 4:39pm
    Bristol City are bringing their record signing Tomas Kalas, an £8million centre-back on for striker Chris Martin
  • 4:41pm
    Less than ten minutes remaining now. Can the Reds find a leveller?
  • 4:41pm
    Neither side has had a real chance since Bristol netted twice early in the second half
  • 4:43pm
    83 Barnsley win a corner on the right. Kane to take
  • 4:43pm
    84 Kane's corner is caught by the goalkeeper
  • 4:44pm
    Bristol bring Callum O'Dowda on for Jamie Paterson
  • 4:50pm
    Four added minutes
  • 4:50pm
    Bristol almost go 3-1 up as O'Dowda's cross is headed down by Weimann to Vyner whose 20-yard shot is saved by Walton
  • 4:53pm
    Into the last of the added minutes. Most of the recent football has been played deep in the Barnsley half
  • 4:54pm
    Penalty in 95th minute to Barnsley
  • 4:54pm
    O'Dowda clatters Sollbauer just inside the box
  • 4:57pm
    A long wait now as Sollbauer is injured
  • 4:58pm
    Cauley Woodrow clutching the ball near the dugout. Warming up ready to take pen. Will probably be last kick of game
  • 5:01pm
    Cauley Woodrow scores the penalty. Barnsley 2, Bristol City 2. Full-time