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Sheffield United 2-2 Leyton Orient

Romain Vincelot
Vincelot headed home deep into stoppage time to provide a third late twist to a thrilling game

Romain Vincelot's last-gasp header snatched 10-man Leyton Orient a point after a dramatic finish against Sheffield United.

The visitors had taken a first-half lead through Jay Simpson, before Jobi McAnuff was sent off after the break.

The Blades had to wait until the 90th minute to equalise through Paddy McCarthy and then Marc McNulty's header looked to have won it.

However, deep into added time, Vincelot headed in from a corner to earn a draw.

The Frenchman's equaliser maintains Leyton Orient's unbeaten away record this season, but they were ahead until the final minute of normal time.

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Clough on Sheff Utd v Leyton Orient

The hosts should have taken an early lead but Jose Baxter fired wide, and Orient punished them with a goal against the run of play.

Simpson, who scored a midweek brace against Dagenham & Redbridge in the Football League Trophy, netted his first league goal of the season, slotting home from close range after Mark Howard had parried.

After McAnuff was dismissed for a second bookable offence, Orient posed little threat going forward.

Instead, the hosts piled on the pressure, McNulty seeing a goal disallowed for offside before Chris Basham's effort hit the crossbar.

The visitors' resistance finally broke down when McCarthy nodded home and the Blades thought they had earned a fourth consecutive home win after McNulty's header.

But with seven minutes of injury time being played, a Jack Price corner was nodded in by Vincelot, much to the delight of caretaker manager Kevin Nugent.

Leyton Orient manager Kevin Nugent told BBC London 94.9:

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Nugent on Sheffield v Leyton Orient

"They started really well against us but we got better and better in the first half.

"In the second half we got camped in. We thought we may have lost it but we got back into it - it was a real up-and-down afternoon.

"We seem to be able to deal with the away games better at the moment but we will be looking to change that."

Nugent on management situation:

"The situation is not that much different to what it was before. The club will be making a statement shortly on the current situation."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 3Harris
  • 26McCarthy
  • 2AlcockBooked at 74mins
  • 19McEveley
  • 7Flynn
  • 4WallaceSubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 72'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 9Murphy
  • 10ScougallSubstituted forBashamat 74'minutes
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forMcNultyat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Basham
  • 12McNulty
  • 16Davies
  • 17McGahey
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 22Reed
  • 24Turner

Leyton Orient

  • 33WoodsBooked at 89mins
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 15ClarkeBooked at 42mins
  • 12Lowry
  • 2Omozusi
  • 18PritchardSubstituted forBattat 90+3'minutes
  • 26PriceBooked at 90mins
  • 4Vincelot
  • 27SimpsonSubstituted forDagnallat 69'minutes
  • 24HendersonBooked at 78minsSubstituted forBartleyat 84'minutes
  • 11McAnuffBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

  • 14Batt
  • 16Lee
  • 19Kashket
  • 20Bartley
  • 21Grainger
  • 23Dagnall
  • 25Ling
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
19,179

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home15
Away2
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home13
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Leyton Orient 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Leyton Orient 2.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 2, Leyton Orient 2. Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Robert Harris.

Foul by Craig Alcock (Sheffield United).

Shane Lowry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Robert Harris (Sheffield United).

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Bradley Pritchard.

Booking

Jack Price (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 2, Leyton Orient 1. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Shane Lowry.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 1, Leyton Orient 1. Paddy McCarthy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

Gary Woods (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

Hand ball by Shane Lowry (Leyton Orient).

Attempt blocked. Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Elliot Omozusi.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Marvyn Bartley replaces Darius Henderson.

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Elliot Omozusi.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Bradley Pritchard.

Booking

Darius Henderson (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Darius Henderson (Leyton Orient).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jack Price (Leyton Orient) because of an injury.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient).

Craig Alcock (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Basham replaces Stefan Scougall.

Booking

Craig Alcock (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Alcock (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamal Campbell-Ryce replaces James Wallace because of an injury.

Delay in match James Wallace (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. Chris Dagnall replaces Jay Simpson.

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1284025121328
2Peterborough127232012823
3Swindon1063122111121
4MK Dons1061325141119
5Preston105412011919
6Chesterfield115332117418
7Bradford115331511418
8Oldham124621614218
9Notts County11452127517
10Sheff Utd115241718-117
11Rochdale115151912716
12Fleetwood124441110116
13Doncaster104241115-414
14Crawley12426918-914
15Coventry123451316-313
16Colchester123361618-212
17Barnsley103341416-212
18Walsall122641113-212
19Port Vale123361519-412
20Gillingham123361218-612
21Yeovil123361120-912
22Leyton Orient112541315-211
23Scunthorpe123181425-1110
24Crewe122191030-207
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