Shefki Kuqi converted an injury-time penalty to give Oldham a dramatic victory at nine-man Sheffield United.

Matthew Lowton scored from a Ched Evans pull-back before Evans made it 2-0 to the Blades with a low 18-yard shot.

But Richard Cresswell headed a Filipe Morais corner into his own net and Lowton was dismissed for two bookings.

Kieran Lee's 15-yard effort made it 2-2 before Harry Maguire was sent off for a professional foul on Reuben Reid and Kuqi scored from the spot to win it.

Promotion-chasing United, who had won their eight previous home league matches, missed the chance to move seven points clear of the play-offs and are now four points ahead of third placed Sheffield Wednesday.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Obviously massively disappointed in the manner that (the defeat) happened. But I think overall we can only blame ourselves.

"We're not looking at any scapegoat from certain people in the middle in black, which we possibly could do, we have an have an argument in one or two cases, but we have to look at ourselves.

"We got to 2-0 up, played some decent football opened them up on numerous occasions and (couldn't) finish the game off.

"So we've got to look at ourselves and we've got to do better."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Sheffield Utd

  • 01 Simonsen
  • 02 Lowton Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 03 Lescinel (Ertl - 35' )
  • 16 Taylor (Hoskins - 86' )
  • 19 Maguire Dismissed
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 Flynn
  • 14 Williamson
  • 28 Quinn (Beattie - 89' )
  • 09 Evans Booked
  • 17 Cresswell

Substitutes

  • 13 Howard
  • 06 Ertl
  • 07 Hoskins
  • 10 Beattie
  • 21 Porter

Oldham

  • 01 Cisak
  • 02 Mvoto
  • 06 Brown Booked
  • 16 Tarkowski
  • 26 Winchester (Marsh-Brown - 46' )
  • 29 Mellor
  • 07 Morais (Reid - 73' )
  • 11 Adeyemi
  • 18 Taylor Booked
  • 19 Lee
  • 32 Kuqi

Substitutes

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 05 Diamond
  • 30 Marsh-Brown
  • 09 Reid
  • 14 Smith
Ref: Moss
Att: 17,267

Match Stats

Shots

16 8

On target

10 4

Corners

7 4

Fouls

10 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:46 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:45

Effort from just inside the box by Keanu Marsh-Brown strikes the post. Effort on goal by Tom Adeyemi from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

90:00 +1:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Shefki Kuqi - Sheff Utd 2 - 3 Oldham Shefki Kuqi scores a placed penalty. Sheff Utd 2-3 Oldham.

90:00 +0:46 Dismissal

Dismissal Harry Maguire sent off.

90:00 +0:33

Reuben Reid fouled by Harry Maguire, the ref awards a Penalty.

89:09

Reece Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Hoskins. Lee Williamson sends in a cross, Effort on goal by Ched Evans from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

88:26 Substitution

Substitution James Beattie on for Stephen Quinn.

88:14

Kieran Lee crosses the ball.

88:03

David Mellor sends in a cross, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

86:25

Foul by Keanu Marsh-Brown on Stephen Quinn, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.

85:13 Substitution

Substitution Andy Taylor goes off and Will Hoskins comes on.

83:05

Stephen Quinn challenges Keanu Marsh-Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Taylor, clearance by Harry Maguire.

82:53

The ball is delivered by Keanu Marsh-Brown, clearance made by Lee Williamson.

82:16

Chris Taylor fouled by Richard Cresswell, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Cisak restarts play with the free kick.

81:32

Reece Brown delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Reuben Reid misses to the left of the goal.

79:55

Reuben Reid crosses the ball, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

75:29

Free kick taken by Alex Cisak.

75:29 Booking

Booking Booking for Ched Evans for dissent.

75:13

Ched Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on James Tarkowski.

74:02

Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by Alex Cisak.

73:40

Stephen Quinn fouled by Chris Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Williamson takes the indirect free kick.

73:18

A cross is delivered by Ched Evans, clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto.

71:40

Indirect free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

71:40 Substitution

Substitution Reuben Reid is brought on as a substitute for Filipe Morais.

71:40

Foul by Shefki Kuqi on Michael Doyle, free kick awarded.

69:58

Corner from left by-line crossed in by Lee Williamson, clearance made by Jean Yves Mvoto.

68:13

The assist for the goal came from Keanu Marsh-Brown.

68:13 Goal scored

Goal! - Kieran Lee - Sheff Utd 2 - 2 Oldham Kieran Lee scores a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-2 Oldham.

68:01

The ball is crossed by Keanu Marsh-Brown,

66:11

Alex Cisak takes the indirect free kick.

66:11 Dismissal

Dismissal Matthew Lowton receives a red card for second bookable offence.

65:32

Unfair challenge on James Tarkowski by Matthew Lowton results in a free kick.

65:22 Booking

Booking Booking for Chris Taylor for unsporting behaviour.

65:19 Booking

Booking The referee shows Matthew Lowton a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

65:11

Matthew Lowton crosses the ball, clearance by Kieran Lee.

64:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Cresswell - Sheff Utd 2 - 1 Oldham Own goal by Richard Cresswell. Sheff Utd 2-1 Oldham.

63:13

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Filipe Morais from the right by-line.

63:06

Filipe Morais crosses the ball, clearance made by Andy Taylor.

62:19

A cross is delivered by David Mellor, Ched Evans makes a clearance.

60:54

Ryan Flynn takes a shot. James Tarkowski gets a block in. Matthew Lowton takes a shot. Blocked by Jean Yves Mvoto.

59:48

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Williamson from the right by-line.

59:36

Ched Evans takes a shot. Alex Cisak makes a save.

57:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keanu Marsh-Brown by Michael Doyle. Keanu Marsh-Brown restarts play with the free kick.

55:54

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Filipe Morais, clearance made by Richard Cresswell.

55:43

The ball is sent over by Chris Taylor, clearance by Andy Taylor.

53:12

Shot from just outside the box by Michael Doyle hits the post.

51:42

Ched Evans sends in a cross.

51:06

A cross is delivered by Kieran Lee, save made by Steve Simonsen.

50:07 Booking

Booking Reece Brown is given a yellow card.

49:49

Lee Williamson takes a shot. Blocked by Jean Yves Mvoto.

48:47

Keanu Marsh-Brown crosses the ball, save by Steve Simonsen.

48:38

Chris Taylor crosses the ball, clearance by Harry Maguire.

45:50

Keanu Marsh-Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn. Free kick taken by Andy Taylor.

45:13

Ched Evans produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and missed to the left of the target.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Keanu Marsh-Brown joins the action as a substitute, replacing Carl Winchester.

45:00 +5:07 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +2:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Filipe Morais by Ched Evans. Alex Cisak takes the indirect free kick.

45:00 +1:52

Lee Williamson takes a shot. Clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.

45:00 +1:07

James Tarkowski fouled by Richard Cresswell, the ref awards a free kick. James Tarkowski takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:47

Chris Taylor produces a cross, clearance made by Andy Taylor.

44:53

Ryan Flynn produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

43:45

Foul by Chris Taylor on Matthew Lowton, free kick awarded. Harry Maguire restarts play with the free kick.

41:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Lowton by Chris Taylor. Stephen Quinn takes the indirect free kick.

41:18

Lee Williamson takes a shot. Save made by Alex Cisak.

41:11

Centre by Andy Taylor, Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance.

40:11

The ball is sent over by Carl Winchester, clearance made by Andy Taylor.

39:30

Andy Taylor sends in a cross, James Tarkowski makes a clearance.

38:59

The ball is delivered by Richard Cresswell, Filipe Morais gets a block in.

37:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Ched Evans - Sheff Utd 2 - 0 Oldham Ched Evans fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-0 Oldham.

34:25 Substitution

Substitution Lecsinel Jean-Francois leaves the field to be replaced by Johnny Ertl.

29:25

The ball is sent over by David Mellor, Shefki Kuqi takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

28:27

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Filipe Morais from the right by-line, Harry Maguire makes a clearance.

28:14

Tom Adeyemi takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

26:16

The referee blows for offside against Ryan Flynn. Free kick taken by Alex Cisak.

23:17

The ball is delivered by Richard Cresswell, David Mellor makes a clearance.

22:48

Carl Winchester takes a shot. Lecsinel Jean-Francois gets a block in.

21:10

The assist for the goal came from Ched Evans.

21:10 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Lowton - Sheff Utd 1 - 0 Oldham Matthew Lowton scores a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-0 Oldham.

20:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Cresswell on Jean Yves Mvoto. Indirect free kick taken by Jean Yves Mvoto.

13:29

Unfair challenge on Carl Winchester by Harry Maguire results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Reece Brown.

11:15

Shot from just outside the area by Andy Taylor misses to the left of the target.

10:17

The ball is swung over by Filipe Morais.

9:12

The ball is sent over by Carl Winchester.

8:30

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Cresswell. David Mellor restarts play with the free kick.

7:22

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Williamson, save made by Alex Cisak.

6:39

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Williamson, Harry Maguire takes a shot. Save by Alex Cisak.

6:32

Matthew Lowton sends in a cross, blocked by Reece Brown.

4:39

Corner taken by Filipe Morais from the left by-line played to the near post, Effort on goal by James Tarkowski from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

4:30

The ball is crossed by Chris Taylor, Matthew Lowton makes a clearance.

4:11

Andy Taylor produces a cross, clearance by Jean Yves Mvoto.

3:07

Richard Cresswell produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

2:32

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Williamson, clearance made by Reece Brown.

2:28

Ched Evans sends in a cross, Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance.

1:37

Corner taken by Lee Williamson from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Carl Winchester.

1:19

Michael Doyle fouled by Reece Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Doyle takes the direct free kick.

0:41

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lee Williamson, clearance made by James Tarkowski.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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