Sheffield United 1-1 Oldham Athletic

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.

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Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post Match: Oldham Manager Johnson

"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."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 29McMahon
  • 6Hill
  • 11Baxter
  • 5Maguire
  • 15Collins
  • 14McGinnBooked at 66mins
  • 8Doyle
  • 9Porter
  • 12MillerSubstituted forTaylorat 85'minutes
  • 4WhiteSubstituted forMurphyat 9'minutesSubstituted forFlynnat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 7Flynn
  • 10Taylor
  • 17Coady
  • 19Brandy
  • 22Lappin
  • 23Murphy

Oldham

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Brown
  • 3Grounds
  • 6TarkowskiBooked at 69mins
  • 5Kusunga
  • 18LanzoniBooked at 80mins
  • 20PetrassoSubstituted forMillarat 88'minutes
  • 8Smith
  • 14Clarke-Harris
  • 9Rooney
  • 12Mellor

Substitutes

  • 7Schmeltz
  • 15Winchester
  • 16Byrne
  • 17Rodgers
  • 21Millar
  • 26Plummer
  • 29Rachubka
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
19,551

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Oldham Athletic 1.

Full Time

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

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Connor Brown.

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

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Kirk Millar replaces Michael Petrasso.

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

Foul by James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Lyle Taylor replaces Shaun Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Ryan Flynn replaces Jamie Murphy.

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

Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by George Long.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Matteo Lanzoni (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Matteo Lanzoni.

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

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

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Matthew Hill.

Booking

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

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

Foul by James Tarkowski (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Neill Collins.

Booking

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

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

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

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

Foul by Johnson Clarke-Harris (Oldham Athletic).

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

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Matteo Lanzoni.

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

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

Foul by David Mellor (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient22145347222547
2Wolves22145337162147
3Brentford22144436211546
4Preston2211833122941
5Peterborough2212373425939
6Rotherham22108437271038
7Swindon2210393930933
8Walsall229672319433
9Port Vale2210393234-233
10MK Dons219483529631
11Bradford227963425930
12Coventry2211564840828
13Colchester226972730-327
14Crawley226882430-626
15Gillingham2374123040-1025
16Carlisle2266102336-1324
17Shrewsbury225892225-323
18Oldham2165102429-523
19Tranmere2265112640-1423
20Sheff Utd2257101928-922
21Bristol City2231092935-619
22Stevenage2254132138-1719
23Notts County2353152737-1018
24Crewe2246121845-2718
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