Leyton Orient moved top of League One after coming from behind in a thrilling draw with struggling Sheffield United.

David Mooney twice came close to giving the O's the lead, scuffing a shot wide before forcing keeper George Long into a fine save from Shaun Batt's cross.

The Blades grew into the game and were ahead when Chris Porter teed up Conor Coady to fire them in front.

O's still waiting

The result means Leyton Orient have still not beaten Sheffield United since 1983

But Dean Cox volleyed into the top corner from outside the box to level and put the O's top after Wolves lost.

The O's almost snatched a dramatic injury-time winner but Robbie Simpson and Mooney both saw headers kept out by Long.

However, as Kenny Jackett's side suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of fellow promotion-chasers Peterborough, Orient moved above their closest rivals by virtue of goal difference.

There will be cause for concern, though, as an injury kept in-form veteran striker Kevin Lisbie out of the visit of Nigel Clough's side, who moved out of the relegation zone with the point.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was all going according to plan and another screamer has denied us all three points.

"The balls just dropped and he's hit - it's a great strike.

"I thought the back four - and especially the goalkeeper - was outstanding and kept us in the game in the first half."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Leyton Orient

  • 01 Jones
  • 05 Cuthbert (Simpson - 72' )
  • 02 Omozusi
  • 04 Vincelot Booked (Bartley - 88' )
  • 06 Baudry
  • 15 Clarke Booked
  • 11 Odubajo
  • 08 James (Wright - 69' )
  • 14 Batt
  • 10 Mooney
  • 07 Cox

Substitutes

  • 03 Sawyer
  • 12 Larkins
  • 19 Lasimant
  • 20 Gorman
  • 21 Bartley
  • 24 Wright
  • 25 Simpson

Sheffield United

  • 25 Long
  • 29 McMahon Booked
  • 06 Hill
  • 08 Doyle Booked
  • 05 Maguire Booked
  • 15 Collins
  • 17 Coady
  • 14 McGinn
  • 11 Baxter (Murphy - 85' )
  • 09 Porter (Taylor - 79' )
  • 04 White (Lappin - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Howard
  • 10 Taylor
  • 12 Miller
  • 16 Cuvelier
  • 18 King
  • 22 Lappin
  • 23 Murphy
Ref: Darren Deadman
Att: 6,586

Match Stats

Shots

15 5

On target

7 3

Corners

5 4

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Leyton Orient 1, Sheffield United 1.

90:00 +7:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 1, Sheffield United 1.

90:00 +4:48

Robbie Simpson (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +4:48

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

90:00 +3:20

Attempt saved. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

90:00 +3:14

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by George Long.

90:00 +2:55

Attempt saved. Robbie Simpson (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90:00 +2:23

Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

90:00 +2:05

Attempt blocked. Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:40

Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:40

Foul by Simon Lappin (Sheffield United).

90:00 +0:04

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

90:00 +0:04

Simon Lappin (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:07

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:07

Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

87:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Marvin Bartley replaces Romain Vincelot.

84:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamie Murphy replaces Jose Baxter.

83:23 Booking

Booking Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

83:13

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

83:13

Simon Lappin (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Sheffield United 1. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner.

79:23

Attempt missed. Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

78:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Lyle Taylor replaces Chris Porter.

77:33

Attempt missed. Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

77:08

Attempt saved. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

75:28

Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:28

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

74:13 Booking

Booking Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

73:52

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

73:52

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Simon Lappin replaces Aidan White.

71:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Robbie Simpson replaces Scott Cuthbert.

68:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leyton Orient. Josh Wright replaces Lloyd James.

67:45

Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:45

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

66:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Leyton Orient 0, Sheffield United 1. Conor Coady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Porter.

65:00

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:59

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

63:51

Attempt missed. Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

63:05 Booking

Booking Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

63:00

Conor Coady (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:44

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

62:11

Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:11

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

61:23

Foul by Aidan White (Sheffield United).

61:23

Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:02

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Neill Collins.

56:20 Booking

Booking Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

56:00

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:57

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

53:12

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

53:12

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:53

Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:53

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

49:10

Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

47:46

Attempt missed. Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

46:54

Attempt saved. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Leyton Orient 0, Sheffield United 0.

45:00 +2:26 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Sheffield United 0.

45:00 +0:29

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

43:42

Attempt missed. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left.

39:44

Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:44

Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).

38:33

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

37:50

Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:50

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

37:07

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

37:07

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:42

Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

35:42

Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:02

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Dean Cox.

30:18

Attempt saved. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

29:38

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

29:38

Aidan White (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:14

Attempt missed. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

20:41

Attempt saved. Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

19:52

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:52

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

18:25

Attempt missed. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

18:03

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Matthew Hill.

15:45

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

15:45

Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:23

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

15:23

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:03

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

12:18

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Neill Collins.

10:54

Attempt saved. Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

10:40

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Aidan White.

7:35

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

7:35

David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:36 Booking

Booking Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

5:19

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

5:19

Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:36

Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:36

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

3:42

Attempt missed. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

1:01

Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:01

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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