Sheffield United's Chris Porter scored a late equaliser to grab a point at former club Oldham, who are now unbeaten in nine League One games.

Both sides were guaranteed a mid-table finish before kick-off, but Oldham were livelier and led when James Wilson met Connor Brown's cross to head in.

The Blades improved after going behind and Conor Coady slotted home on 43 minutes, only to be ruled offside.

Their goal came when Porter turned in Jamie Murphy's low cross.

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"You've got people like John Brayford that has gone for a lot of money, and they bought Jose Baxter for us.

"They're a big club and I was pleased because we're punching above our weight. They're a giant and we're a little gnome throwing a spear at them.

"We held our own tonight. I was very pleased with my team."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Oldham Athletic

  • 29 Rachubka
  • 08 Smith
  • 02 Brown
  • 20 Kissock (Winchester - 73' )
  • 16 Wilson
  • 18 Lockwood
  • 19 Dayton
  • 24 Byrom
  • 14 Clarke-Harris Booked (MacDonald - 59' )
  • 28 Worrall
  • 30 Harkins (Philliskirk - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Dunfield
  • 10 MacDonald
  • 15 Winchester
  • 21 Millar
  • 27 Philliskirk
  • 33 Coleman
  • 38 Byrnes

Sheffield United

  • 01 Howard
  • 04 Brayford
  • 28 Freeman
  • 17 Coady (Porter - 68' )
  • 05 Maguire Booked
  • 32 Kennedy
  • 07 Flynn (Davies - 78' )
  • 21 Scougall
  • 11 Baxter (Paynter - 86' )
  • 08 Doyle
  • 23 Murphy

Substitutes

  • 06 Hill
  • 09 Porter
  • 14 McGinn
  • 18 Paynter
  • 22 Davies
  • 25 Long
  • 42 Dimaio
Ref: Scott Mathieson
Att: 3,949

Match Stats

Shots

14 15

On target

4 4

Corners

5 8

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +3:16 Full time

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

90:00 +1:39

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Paul Rachubka.

90:00 +1:26

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

90:00 +0:33

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

90:00 +0:33

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

90:00 +0:17

Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

88:57

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

87:52

Attempt missed. Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) header from very close range misses to the left.

87:24

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

87:24

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

86:14

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

86:14

Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Billy Paynter replaces Jose Baxter.

83:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Sheffield United 1. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Murphy with a cross.

80:24

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by David Worrall.

79:51

Attempt missed. Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

78:11

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

78:11

Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Ben Davies replaces Ryan Flynn.

77:16

Foul by Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United).

77:16

Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:26

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

73:26

Foul by James Wilson (Oldham Athletic).

72:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Carl Winchester replaces John Kissock.

72:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Danny Philliskirk replaces Gary Harkins.

70:03

Attempt blocked. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

69:00

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

69:00

Foul by Charlie MacDonald (Oldham Athletic).

67:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Porter replaces Conor Coady.

67:29

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

67:06

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Adam Lockwood.

66:54

Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

66:19

Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

65:36

Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:36

Foul by Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic).

63:20

Hand ball by John Kissock (Oldham Athletic).

59:14

Foul by Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United).

59:14

John Kissock (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:57

Hand ball by Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic).

58:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Charlie MacDonald replaces Jonson Clarke-Harris.

56:46

Attempt saved. John Brayford (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

56:04

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by James Wilson.

54:22 Booking

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

54:11

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

54:11

James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:56

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Korey Smith.

51:08 Booking

Booking Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

51:00

Kieran Freeman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:59

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

49:33

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

49:33

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

47:14

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

47:03

Attempt blocked. James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:10

Attempt saved. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Oldham Athletic 1, Sheffield United 0.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

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

45:00 +0:32

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

45:00 +0:32

Foul by Joel Byrom (Oldham Athletic).

44:12

Attempt saved. Korey Smith (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

43:42

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Kieran Freeman.

43:02

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mark Howard.

40:33

John Kissock (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:30

Foul by Kieran Freeman (Sheffield United).

38:02

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by John Kissock.

37:20

Kieran Freeman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:20

Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

35:07

Attempt missed. Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

34:32

Kieran Freeman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:32

Foul by John Kissock (Oldham Athletic).

32:35

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

29:31

Foul by John Kissock (Oldham Athletic).

29:31

Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:01

Attempt blocked. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28:05

Attempt missed. Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

27:29

Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

26:06

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joel Byrom.

25:54

Attempt blocked. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

24:57

Attempt blocked. James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

24:29

Attempt blocked. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

23:38

Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:38

Foul by Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United).

23:02

Attempt missed. Joel Byrom (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

22:42

Attempt blocked. James Dayton (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

20:50

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

20:50

Foul by Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United).

20:27

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Adam Lockwood.

20:13

Attempt blocked. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

18:54

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

18:54

Foul by Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United).

16:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Oldham Athletic 1, Sheffield United 0. James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Connor Brown with a cross.

15:19

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Mark Howard.

15:04

Attempt saved. Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

14:12

Foul by Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic).

14:12

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

12:51

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Harry Maguire.

12:36

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

9:41

Foul by Gary Harkins (Oldham Athletic).

9:41

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:12

Attempt missed. John Brayford (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

1:36

Foul by John Kissock (Oldham Athletic).

1:36

Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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