Leyton Orient 1-1 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."

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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