Jose Baxter's second-half equaliser helped Sheffield United share the points with former club and fellow League One strugglers Oldham.

Oldham took just six minutes to break the deadlock when Jonson Clarke-Harris headed home Adam Rooney's cross.

United's afternoon went from bad to worse when loanee Aidy White hobbled off injured.

But striker Baxter put the hosts back on level terms with an impressive long-range free-kick just after the break.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"First half was a really good performance from the boys on the back of a disappointing one at home.

"I'm disappointed it [Blades' goal] has gone in from 40 yards.

"They're always playing for their places, it shouldn't be anything to do with Anfield, it should be the next game at Coventry."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Sheffield United

  • 25 Long
  • 29 McMahon
  • 06 Hill
  • 11 Baxter
  • 05 Maguire
  • 15 Collins
  • 14 McGinn Booked
  • 08 Doyle
  • 09 Porter
  • 12 Miller (Taylor - 85' )
  • 04 White (Flynn - 9' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Howard
  • 07 Flynn
  • 10 Taylor
  • 17 Coady
  • 19 Brandy
  • 22 Lappin
  • 23 Murphy (Flynn - 85' )

Oldham Athletic

  • 01 Oxley
  • 02 Brown
  • 03 Grounds
  • 06 Tarkowski Booked
  • 05 Kusunga
  • 18 Lanzoni Booked
  • 20 Petrasso (Millar - 88' )
  • 08 Smith
  • 14 Clarke-Harris
  • 09 Rooney
  • 12 Mellor

Substitutes

  • 07 Schmeltz
  • 15 Winchester
  • 16 Byrne
  • 17 Rodgers
  • 21 Millar
  • 26 Plummer
  • 29 Rachubka
Ref: Mark Brown
Att: 19,551

Match Stats

Shots

7 7

On target

4 6

Corners

9 3

Fouls

15 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

90:00 +3:54 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

90:00 +1:48

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

90:00 +1:22

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Connor Brown.

90:00 +0:58

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

89:04

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

89:04

Matteo Lanzoni (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Kirk Millar replaces Michael Petrasso.

86:14

Matthew Hill (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:14

Foul by James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic).

84:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Lyle Taylor replaces Shaun Miller.

84:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Ryan Flynn replaces Jamie Murphy.

81:44

Matthew Hill (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:44

Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

80:17

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Long.

80:09

Attempt saved. James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

79:16 Booking

Booking Matteo Lanzoni (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

79:10

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

79:10

Foul by Matteo Lanzoni (Oldham Athletic).

76:50

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Matteo Lanzoni.

74:28

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

74:28

David Mellor (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:58

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Hill.

68:38 Booking

Booking James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

68:27

Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:27

Foul by James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic).

66:43

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Neill Collins.

65:54 Booking

Booking Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

65:50

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

65:50

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:11

Matthew Hill (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:11

Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

61:16

Attempt saved. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

60:10

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

60:00

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Matteo Lanzoni.

58:50

Attempt saved. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

58:31

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:31

Foul by David Mellor (Oldham Athletic).

56:53

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

56:53

Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:25

Hand ball by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

53:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield United 1, Oldham Athletic 1. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

52:28

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

52:28

Foul by Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic).

51:13

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Genséric Kusunga.

50:47

Hand ball by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

48:37

Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).

48:37

(Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:02

Attempt saved. Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

47:17

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

47:17

Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:38

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

46:38

Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:07

Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:07

Foul by James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic).

45:09

Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:09

Foul by James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic).

45:00

Second Half begins Sheffield United 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Oldham Athletic 1.

45:00 +1:40

Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).

45:00 +1:40

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:20

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jonathan Grounds.

43:52

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

43:20

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Connor Brown.

40:21

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

40:21

Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:28

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:28

Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).

38:11

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

38:11

Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:28

Matthew Hill (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:28

Foul by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).

28:18

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Matteo Lanzoni.

27:04

Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:04

Foul by Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic).

26:14

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

26:14

James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:41

Attempt blocked. Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

21:00

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Connor Brown.

19:51

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:51

Foul by James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic).

19:12

Attempt saved. Adam Rooney (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

18:55

Attempt saved. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

18:00

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

18:00

Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Oldham Athletic).

17:23

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

17:23

Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:18

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

15:18

Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:10

Matthew Hill (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:10

Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

11:33

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

11:33

Genséric Kusunga (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:16

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Connor Brown.

8:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamie Murphy replaces Aidan White because of an injury.

5:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield United 0, Oldham Athletic 1. Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

4:54

Attempt saved. David Mellor (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

4:04

Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:04

Foul by Michael Petrasso (Oldham Athletic).

1:05

Foul by Aidan White (Sheffield United).

1:05

Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:38

Foul by Matteo Lanzoni (Oldham Athletic).

0:38

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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