Match ends, Sheffield United 3, Oldham Athletic 0.
Sheffield United eased to victory with a fine display against League One relegation strugglers Oldham Athletic.
The hosts took the lead when John Brayford volleyed home from the edge of the box before Ryan Flynn doubled the Blades' lead with a fine solo effort.
Curtis Main forced Blades keeper George Long into a fine save and then nearly scored with a shot that hit the bar.
The hosts wrapped up three points when Brayford played in Billy Sharp who fired a powerful effort home.
The Blades, who this week released defender Neill Collins so that he could join US side Tampa Bay Rowdies, remain in 11th place in the League One table and are now six points off the play-off places.
Oldham, meanwhile, lie in 22nd place, three points off safety but with two games in hand on their relegation rivals.
Oldham Athletic manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Manchester:
"We were flat. It's probably the flattest we've been since I came here. But I felt really good before the game because we've trained really well.
""I don't want to be on a downer too much. We've lost a game of football.
"We didn't deserve anything from it. It's a disappointing performance but hopefully it's a one-off."
- 35HammondSubstituted forReedat 71'minutes
- 36WhitemanBooked at 63minsSubstituted forCouttsat 76'minutes
- 29AdamsSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 65'minutes
- 36DummiganSubstituted forMainat 45'minutes
- 8JonesSubstituted forWilsonat 59'minutes
- 10HollowaySubstituted forThieleat 59'minutes
- Peter Bankes
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Sheffield United 3, Oldham Athletic 0.
Attempt saved. Anthony Gerrard (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by David Edgar.
Matthew Palmer (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Matt Done (Sheffield United).
Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic).
Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).
Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Sheffield United).
Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Goal! Sheffield United 3, Oldham Athletic 0. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by John Brayford with a cross.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Paul Coutts replaces Benjamin Whiteman because of an injury.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Louis Reed replaces Dean Hammond.
Curtis Main (Oldham Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.
Attempt blocked. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaces Che Adams.
Benjamin Whiteman (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.