League One
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Sheffield United 1-1 Leyton Orient

Sheffield United fought back to claim a draw against League One promotion chasers Leyton Orient.

Dean Cox fired Orient into the lead after lifting the ball over a United defender and side-footing past Mark Howard from six yards.

The hosts equalised after Jamie Murphy pounced on a loose ball, dribbled around Jamie Jones and tapped home.

The Blades had chances to grab the three points late on, with Conor Coady and John Brayford both going close.

The result solidifies Sheffield United's foothold in mid-table, while Leyton Orient lose pace on second-placed Brentford in the race for automatic promotion after the Bees secured a 3-1 victory over Notts County to open up a seven-point gap.

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

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Post-match: Orient manager Slade

"I was really pleased with the first hour and particularly the first half. I thought we played some excellent football.

"We need to keep the belief and the focus.

"Perhaps we lapsed a bit of concentration [for the equaliser] as we should've won the ball further up the field. We didn't, and then it's an individual mistake which has cost us dearly.

"There are still five games to go and we'll still be playing with the right attitude, desire, enthusiasm and spirit that took us to the top of the table."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 4Brayford
  • 28FreemanSubstituted forHarrisat 77'minutes
  • 17Coady
  • 5MaguireBooked at 44mins
  • 15Collins
  • 7Flynn
  • 8Doyle
  • 9PorterSubstituted forDaviesat 62'minutes
  • 14McGinnSubstituted forScougallat 58'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 23Murphy

Substitutes

  • 3Harris
  • 6Hill
  • 18Paynter
  • 21Scougall
  • 22Davies
  • 25Long
  • 42Dimaio

Leyton Orient

  • 1Jones
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 2Omozusi
  • 24Lundstram
  • 6Baudry
  • 15N Clarke
  • 11OdubajoBooked at 79mins
  • 29Ness
  • 9Lisbie
  • 8JamesBooked at 65minsSubstituted forBattat 83'minutes
  • 7CoxBooked at 52minsSubstituted forMooneyat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 10Mooney
  • 12Larkins
  • 14Batt
  • 20Gorman
  • 23Dagnall
  • 25Simpson
Referee:
Michael Jones
Attendance:
16,809

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Leyton Orient 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Leyton Orient 1.
Attempt missed. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).
Foul by John Brayford (Sheffield United).
David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United).
Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Lloyd James.
Attempt saved. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.
Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).
Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jamie Ness (Leyton Orient).
Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Robert Harris replaces Kieran Freeman.
Attempt missed. John Brayford (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Hand ball by Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient).
Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient).
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Mark Howard.
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Michael Doyle.
Attempt blocked. David Mooney (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. David Mooney replaces Dean Cox.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jamie Jones.
Attempt saved. Conor Coady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lloyd James (Leyton Orient).

Booking

Lloyd James (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 1, Leyton Orient 1. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Ben Davies replaces Chris Porter.
Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces Stephen McGinn.
Attempt missed. Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).
Attempt blocked. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Kevin Lisbie.
Attempt blocked. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.
Conor Coady (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dean Cox (Leyton Orient).
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Neill Collins.
Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).
Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield United 0, Leyton Orient 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Leyton Orient 1.
Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).
Attempt missed. John Brayford (Sheffield United) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves4127954990
2Brentford4025962984
3Rotherham40221262978
4Leyton Orient41221183577
5Preston41201651876
6Peterborough4019417761
7MK Dons4117717358
8Swindon4116916457
9Port Vale4117618-1157
10Walsall41141413356
11Sheff Utd40141115-253
12Bradford41111614149
13Coventry41161114049
14Gillingham4014620-1348
15Bristol City41101714-147
16Oldham41121118-1147
17Crawley38111314-846
18Colchester41101318-1243
19Tranmere40111019-2143
20Carlisle40111019-2143
21Crewe41111020-2743
22Shrewsbury4191418-1341
23Notts County4112425-1740
24Stevenage4110922-2139
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