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Leyton Orient 1-1 Sheffield United

Leyton Orient's Dean Cox celebrates against Sheffield United

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.

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.

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Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough

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."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 1Jones
  • 5CuthbertSubstituted forSimpsonat 72'minutes
  • 2Omozusi
  • 4VincelotBooked at 84minsSubstituted forBartleyat 88'minutes
  • 6Baudry
  • 15N ClarkeBooked at 64mins
  • 11Odubajo
  • 8JamesSubstituted forWrightat 69'minutes
  • 14Batt
  • 10Mooney
  • 7Cox

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 12Larkins
  • 19Lasimant
  • 20Gorman
  • 21Bartley
  • 24Wright
  • 25Simpson

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 29McMahonBooked at 6mins
  • 6Hill
  • 8DoyleBooked at 57mins
  • 5MaguireBooked at 75mins
  • 15Collins
  • 17Coady
  • 14McGinn
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forMurphyat 85'minutes
  • 9PorterSubstituted forTaylorat 79'minutes
  • 4WhiteSubstituted forLappinat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 10Taylor
  • 12Miller
  • 16Cuvelier
  • 18King
  • 22Lappin
  • 23Murphy
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
6,586

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 1, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

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

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by George Long.

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

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

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

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

Foul by Simon Lappin (Sheffield United).

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

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

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

Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Marvin Bartley replaces Romain Vincelot.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamie Murphy replaces Jose Baxter.

Booking

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

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

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

Goal!

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Lyle Taylor replaces Chris Porter.

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

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

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

Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).

Booking

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

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Simon Lappin replaces Aidan White.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Robbie Simpson replaces Scott Cuthbert.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Josh Wright replaces Lloyd James.

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

Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).

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.

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

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

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

Booking

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1913422543
2Wolves1913422143
3Preston1910721137
4Brentford1911441037
5Peterborough1911261035
6Rotherham19874831
7Swindon199371030
8Port Vale19928029
9Bradford187741128
10Walsall19766227
11Coventry191045724
12MK Dons18648-122
13Shrewsbury19577-122
14Crawley19577-522
15Oldham17638-221
16Colchester19496-521
17Gillingham196310-821
18Carlisle19568-1321
19Tranmere19559-1120
20Sheff Utd194510-1017
21Stevenage195212-1317
22Crewe194411-2516
23Bristol City19298-615
24Notts County193214-1511
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