Sheffield United came from behind to beat Leyton Orient and strengthen their grip on second place.

The visitors went ahead when a long clearance from goalkeeper Jamie Jones found Kevin Lisbie, who nipped in ahead of the Blades defence.

Ched Evans squared the ball to Lee Williamson to bring United level.

Williamson set up Michael Doyle for 2-1, Ryan Dickson was sent off for the O's for a wild challenge, and Evans' great run completed the scoring.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We had to work very, very hard again to get the points as we have done in numerous games recently.

"Obviously, there was a lot from Leyton Orient's point of view to play for, so we knew we couldn't take anything for granted.

"It was nip and tuck for a lot of the game, but as the game went on we looked very strong in the end."

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"We came to make it difficult for them, we weren't going to roll over and make life easy for them.

"We could have got a second goal, but fair play to them, they keep plugging away and don't deviate from what they try to do and they have the goal scorers to back it up.

"I shall not be defending him (Ryan Dickson) and his sending off.

"I thought it was a ridiculous decision by my player and I feel let down by the sending off and disappointed with their second goal."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield Utd

  • 01 Simonsen
  • 02 Lowton
  • 15 Collins
  • 19 Maguire Booked
  • 32 Hill
  • 08 Doyle
  • 14 Williamson
  • 27 McDonald
  • 28 Quinn (Flynn - 76' )
  • 09 Evans Booked (O'Halloran - 89' )
  • 17 Cresswell (Porter - 24' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Howard
  • 30 Williams
  • 11 Flynn
  • 21 Porter
  • 29 O'Halloran

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones
  • 02 Ben Youssef
  • 03 Dickson Dismissed
  • 04 Chorley
  • 06 Forbes
  • 26 Leacock Booked
  • 07 Cox
  • 16 Spring (Reed - 81' )
  • 21 Taiwo (Campbell-Ryce - 58' )
  • 09 Lisbie Booked
  • 39 Mooney (Porter - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Reed
  • 15 Porter
  • 17 Laird
  • 29 Campbell-Ryce
  • 11 Andrew
Ref: Bates
Att: 18,272

Match Stats

Shots

20 5

On target

12 2

Corners

8 4

Fouls

4 4

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:24 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +0:32

Kevin McDonald has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

89:35

Jamal Campbell-Ryce concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Flynn. Matthew Hill takes the free kick.

88:24 Substitution

Substitution Michael O'Halloran replaces Ched Evans.

87:19

The ball is swung over by George Porter.

84:32

Matthew Hill concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Reed. Terrell Forbes restarts play with the free kick.

84:20

Centre by Ryan Flynn, Ben Chorley makes a clearance.

83:28 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Ched Evans for unsporting behaviour.

82:21

The assist for the goal came from Ryan Flynn.

82:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Ched Evans - Sheff Utd 3 - 1 Leyton O Ched Evans fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 3-1 Leyton Orient.

80:31 Substitution

Substitution Adam Reed joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Spring.

80:31 Substitution

Substitution David Mooney goes off and George Porter comes on.

79:18

The free kick is swung in right-footed by Matthew Lowton, clearance made by Dean Cox.

79:18 Booking

Booking The referee books Dean Leacock for unsporting behaviour.

78:53

Lee Williamson fouled by Dean Leacock, the ref awards a free kick.

78:17

Unfair challenge on Jamal Campbell-Ryce by Kevin McDonald results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Mooney.

76:46

Chris Porter has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

75:48 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Flynn is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Quinn.

75:31

Ched Evans has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide of the right-hand upright.

74:56

Centre by Syam Ben Youssef, Neill Collins makes a clearance.

74:23

Kevin McDonald takes a shot. Save by Jamie Jones.

72:33

Ched Evans crosses the ball, clearance made by Terrell Forbes. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Williamson, save by Jamie Jones.

71:59

A cross is delivered by Kevin Lisbie, Harry Maguire manages to make a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Dean Cox, Chris Porter makes a clearance.

71:36

Dean Cox crosses the ball.

69:56

Matthew Lowton produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.

68:59

Kevin McDonald produces a cross.

67:52

Ched Evans takes a shot. Ben Chorley gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Lee Williamson from the right by-line.

66:31

Kevin Lisbie is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Neill Collins.

66:01

Stephen Quinn sends in a cross, save by Jamie Jones.

64:30

Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by Jamie Jones. Short corner taken by Lee Williamson, The ball is crossed by Matthew Lowton, clearance made by David Mooney.

64:13

The ball is sent over by Matthew Hill, Ben Chorley manages to make a clearance.

63:03

The ball is swung over by Ched Evans, clearance made by Ben Chorley.

60:15

Direct free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.

60:15 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee sends off Ryan Dickson for violent conduct.

59:56

Ryan Dickson challenges Lee Williamson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

59:09 Booking

Booking The referee books Harry Maguire for unsporting behaviour.

59:05 Booking

Booking Kevin Lisbie is shown a yellow card.

57:33 Substitution

Substitution Solomon Taiwo goes off and Jamal Campbell-Ryce comes on.

57:22

A cross is delivered by Matthew Lowton, clearance by Ben Chorley.

57:11

Matthew Lowton crosses the ball, Jamie Jones makes a save.

53:34

Ched Evans provided the assist for the goal.

53:34 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Doyle - Sheff Utd 2 - 1 Leyton O Michael Doyle fires in a goal from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-1 Leyton Orient.

53:05

The ball is crossed by Matthew Lowton, Ben Chorley manages to make a clearance.

51:33

The ball is delivered by Ched Evans, clearance made by Dean Leacock.

49:02

Kevin McDonald takes a shot. Dean Leacock gets a block in.

47:53

The referee blows for offside. Steve Simonsen takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +3:14 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:59

The ball is swung over by Syam Ben Youssef, clearance made by Matthew Lowton.

45:00 +1:43

Kevin Lisbie is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Doyle. Stephen Quinn crosses the ball.

45:00 +1:34

Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, Ryan Dickson makes a clearance.

44:51

Foul by Kevin McDonald on Ben Chorley, free kick awarded. Jamie Jones takes the direct free kick.

44:10

Matthew Spring takes a shot from 30 yards. Save by Steve Simonsen.

41:57

The assist for the goal came from Ched Evans.

41:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Williamson - Sheff Utd 1 - 1 Leyton O Lee Williamson scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-1 Leyton Orient.

41:16

Effort on goal by Dean Cox from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

38:13

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Williamson, Dean Leacock makes a clearance. Effort from inside the area by Chris Porter misses to the right of the target. The offside flag is raised against David Mooney. Steve Simonsen takes the indirect free kick.

36:44

The ball is crossed by Dean Leacock, blocked by Neill Collins. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Cox, clearance made by Neill Collins. Corner taken by Dean Cox from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kevin McDonald.

34:10

Centre by Matthew Hill, clearance made by Ben Chorley.

32:56

Shot on goal by David Mooney from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

28:49

The ball is delivered by Stephen Quinn.

28:06

Effort from deep inside the area by Kevin Lisbie misses to the left of the target.

27:43

The ball is crossed by Harry Maguire, Ched Evans takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Chorley.

26:23

A cross is delivered by Lee Williamson, blocked by David Mooney.

25:44

The ball is sent over by Lee Williamson, clearance made by Syam Ben Youssef. Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Jones. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Williamson from the right by-line, clearance made by Ben Chorley.

24:58

The ball is crossed by Stephen Quinn, Terrell Forbes manages to make a clearance.

24:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McDonald by Terrell Forbes. Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

24:17

A cross is delivered by Dean Leacock.

23:01 Substitution

Substitution (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Chris Porter coming on for Richard Cresswell.

21:48

Neill Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Lisbie. Direct free kick taken by Syam Ben Youssef.

21:10

Kevin Lisbie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

21:02

Syam Ben Youssef crosses the ball, clearance by Neill Collins.

19:12

The ball is crossed by Matthew Lowton, Richard Cresswell produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

18:39

Lee Williamson delivers the ball, Ben Chorley makes a clearance.

16:21

Matthew Lowton crosses the ball.

15:56

The ball is crossed by Lee Williamson, Dean Leacock gets a block in.

15:46

Ched Evans crosses the ball.

14:14

Matthew Lowton sends in a cross, blocked by Ryan Dickson. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Williamson.

11:42

Assist on the goal came from Jamie Jones.

11:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Kevin Lisbie - Sheff Utd 0 - 1 Leyton O A goal is scored by Kevin Lisbie from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 Leyton Orient.

10:54

Michael Doyle takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Leacock. Matthew Hill takes a shot. Syam Ben Youssef gets a block in.

10:28

Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by Jamie Jones.

9:01

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Williamson, Headed effort from inside the area by Harry Maguire misses to the right of the target.

7:40

A cross is delivered by Lee Williamson.

6:56

Ched Evans takes a shot. David Mooney gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Williamson, clearance by Dean Leacock.

4:59

Corner taken by Dean Cox.

4:53

Centre by David Mooney, clearance made by Matthew Lowton.

0:17

Lee Williamson sends in a cross.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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