Matt Smith's injury-time equaliser rescued a point for Oldham at Sheffield United after he slotted home from close range following a hopeful late cross.

Cristian Montano went close for the Latics when his cross sailed inches wide of the post, while Michael Doyle saw his effort saved by Dean Bouzanis.

The hosts broke the deadlock from the spot through Nick Blackman after Jean-Yves Mvoto hauled down Dave Kitson.

Ryan Flynn went close to doubling their lead but he put his shot wide.

Sheffield United, who remain unbeaten in League One, would have moved second in the table if they had held on for the three points.

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Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I think it's a lesson we have to learn. Give them credit, they have persevered, which you'd expect us to do if we were in that situation. Then they've got a break.

"What's more disappointing is that we've not dealt with a ball that we've dealt with throughout the whole game.

"We've just got flat footed. The ball's just been lofted in and everyone just admired it."

Lineup, Bookings (8) & Substitutions (2)

Sheffield United

  • 25 Long
  • 05 Maguire
  • 06 Hill Booked
  • 29 McMahon Booked
  • 30 Williams
  • 07 Flynn
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 McDonald Booked
  • 10 Blackman Booked
  • 14 Kitson
  • 19 Cofie (Cresswell - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 34 Willis
  • 02 Westlake
  • 16 McAllister
  • 21 Chapell
  • 09 Porter
  • 12 Miller
  • 17 Cresswell

Oldham Athletic

  • 13 Bouzanis
  • 03 Grounds
  • 05 Mvoto Booked
  • 16 Byrne
  • 23 Wabara
  • 04 Wesolowski
  • 07 Croft Booked
  • 09 Derbyshire
  • 10 Simpson Booked (Smith - 82' )
  • 11 Montano
  • 20 Baxter Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Cisak
  • 02 Brown
  • 06 Tarkowski
  • 26 Winchester
  • 22 M'changama
  • 28 Sutherland
  • 14 Smith
Ref: Mathieson
Att: 18,188

Match Stats

Shots

5 14

On target

2 5

Corners

2 4

Fouls

16 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +7:29 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +6:08

Assist by Jose Baxter.

90:00 +6:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Smith - Sheff Utd 1 - 1 Oldham Matt Smith gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-1 Oldham.

90:00 +5:52

The ball is sent over by Lee Croft, Tony McMahon manages to make a clearance.

89:13

Nick Blackman takes the direct free kick.

89:13 Booking

Booking Booking for Jose Baxter for unsporting behaviour.

88:57

Jose Baxter challenges Nick Blackman unfairly and gives away a free kick.

87:38

Corner taken by Cristian Montano from the left by-line, Matt Smith takes a shot. Save by George Long.

86:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Croft on Matthew Hill. George Long restarts play with the free kick.

85:38

Richard Cresswell produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

84:17

The ball is swung over by James Wesolowski, clearance by Matthew Hill.

83:50

Lee Croft crosses the ball, Marcus Williams manages to make a clearance.

83:20

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Croft, Dave Kitson manages to make a clearance.

83:07

Reece Wabara sends in a cross, Michael Doyle gets a block in.

82:15

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nick Blackman. Indirect free kick taken by Cliff Byrne.

81:01 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Simpson leaves the field to be replaced by Matt Smith.

78:48

Robbie Simpson challenges Nick Blackman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

77:29

Cristian Montano challenges Kevin McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by George Long.

76:46

Foul by Dave Kitson on Robbie Simpson, free kick awarded. Jonathan Grounds takes the direct free kick.

76:10

The ball is swung over by Cristian Montano, Headed effort from inside the area by Matt Derbyshire misses to the right of the goal.

73:59 Booking

Booking Caution for Matthew Hill.

73:56

George Long takes the free kick.

73:56 Booking

Booking Robbie Simpson shown a yellow card.

73:33

Foul by Robbie Simpson on George Long, free kick awarded.

72:37

The referee penalises Tony McMahon for handball. Jose Baxter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Richard Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

71:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Blackman on Cliff Byrne. Dean Bouzanis takes the direct free kick.

70:39

Centre by Lee Croft, clearance made by Marcus Williams.

69:58

The ball is sent over by Lee Croft, blocked by Michael Doyle. Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Croft, Matthew Hill manages to make a clearance.

68:56

Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

68:56 Substitution

Substitution John Cofie goes off and Richard Cresswell comes on.

68:56

Dave Kitson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Reece Wabara.

67:15

Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

67:15 Booking

Booking Nick Blackman is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

67:11 Booking

Booking Booking for Jean Yves Mvoto for dissent.

66:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Maguire on Dean Bouzanis.

65:49

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Flynn from the right by-line, Matthew Hill takes a shot. Save made by Dean Bouzanis.

64:22

Matt Derbyshire takes a shot. George Long makes a save.

63:40

Effort on goal by Kevin McDonald from long distance goes harmlessly over the target.

62:44

Cliff Byrne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson. Michael Doyle restarts play with the free kick.

61:46

Reece Wabara crosses the ball, Header by Matt Derbyshire from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

58:14

Foul by Cristian Montano on Tony McMahon, free kick awarded. Harry Maguire restarts play with the free kick.

57:32

Shot by Cristian Montano from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

57:23

Lee Croft crosses the ball, Harry Maguire manages to make a clearance.

54:33

Tony McMahon crosses the ball, Jonathan Grounds gets a block in.

52:48

Centre by Ryan Flynn, Unfair challenge on Dean Bouzanis by John Cofie results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

51:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Blackman - Sheff Utd 1 - 0 Oldham Penalty taken left-footed by Nick Blackman and scored. Sheff Utd 1-0 Oldham.

50:00

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Jean Yves Mvoto.

48:22

Michael Doyle has an effort at goal. Save by Dean Bouzanis. Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Flynn, clearance by Matt Derbyshire.

47:51

Shot by Cristian Montano from outside the box goes over the net.

46:26

The ball is swung over by John Cofie, Jean Yves Mvoto manages to make a clearance.

46:00

John Cofie is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:17 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:02

Free kick taken by Jose Baxter.

45:00 +1:02 Booking

Booking Tony McMahon booked for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0:18

Cristian Montano fouled by Tony McMahon, the ref awards a free kick.

45:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Baxter by Michael Doyle. Lee Croft takes the free kick.

43:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Wesolowski by John Cofie. James Wesolowski restarts play with the free kick.

39:32

George Long takes the free kick.

39:32 Booking

Booking Lee Croft is given a yellow card.

39:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Croft on Ryan Flynn.

39:14

The ball is crossed by Jonathan Grounds, clearance by Harry Maguire.

38:33

Dave Kitson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

36:26

Matt Derbyshire fouled by Harry Maguire, the ref awards a free kick. James Wesolowski takes the free kick.

35:07

Lee Croft crosses the ball, Tony McMahon manages to make a clearance.

33:53

Jonathan Grounds takes the direct free kick.

33:53 Booking

Booking Kevin McDonald goes into the book.

33:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cristian Montano by Kevin McDonald.

32:01

James Wesolowski fouled by Nick Blackman, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Baxter sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Robbie Simpson misses to the right of the target.

31:35

Unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Dean Bouzanis takes the direct free kick.

29:16

Cliff Byrne challenges Nick Blackman unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ryan Flynn, free kick awarded for a foul by Harry Maguire on Jean Yves Mvoto. Direct free kick taken by Dean Bouzanis.

27:37

Foul by Robbie Simpson on Michael Doyle, free kick awarded. Ryan Flynn crosses the ball in from the free kick, free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Kitson on Jonathan Grounds. Dean Bouzanis takes the free kick.

26:02

A cross is delivered by Ryan Flynn, Dean Bouzanis makes a save.

23:43

Robbie Simpson is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Matthew Hill takes the free kick.

22:31

Matt Derbyshire has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

21:50

Centre by Cristian Montano, Harry Maguire makes a clearance.

21:38

The ball is swung over by Cristian Montano, Kevin McDonald gets a block in.

20:34

Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Cliff Byrne results in a free kick. Michael Doyle takes the direct free kick.

19:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Hill by Cliff Byrne. George Long takes the free kick.

19:08

Harry Maguire concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Baxter. Direct free kick taken by Jose Baxter.

18:13

Cristian Montano produces a cross, clearance by Michael Doyle. Robbie Simpson takes a shot. Save made by George Long. Matt Derbyshire is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by George Long.

17:09

Cristian Montano has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

16:58

Lee Croft delivers the ball, clearance made by Matthew Hill.

16:43

Centre by Lee Croft.

13:11

Lee Croft takes the outswinging corner, Jose Baxter takes a shot. Clearance by Marcus Williams.

12:57

The ball is swung over by Matt Derbyshire, Matthew Hill makes a clearance.

11:22

Reece Wabara crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the box by Matt Derbyshire misses to the right of the target.

5:45

Cristian Montano challenges Tony McMahon unfairly and gives away a free kick. George Long restarts play with the free kick.

3:54

Foul by Cristian Montano on Tony McMahon, free kick awarded. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.

3:39

Handball decision goes against Lee Croft. Direct free kick taken by Michael Doyle.

2:50

Ryan Flynn produces a cross, Shot by Kevin McDonald from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

1:43

The official flags John Cofie offside. Dean Bouzanis restarts play with the free kick.

0:29

Headed effort from inside the area by Robbie Simpson misses to the left of the goal.

0:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Simpson by John Cofie. Jose Baxter takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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