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Oldham Athletic 2-2 Sheffield United

Promotion-chasing Sheffield United came from 2-0 down at half-time to draw with mid-table Oldham Athletic.

Dominic Poleon opened the scoring from 12 yards out after hesitation in the Blades' defence and added a second with a fantastic 35-yard shot on the turn.

After Poleon missed a chance for a hat-trick, Jason Holt pulled one back from eight yards out.

Jamie Murphy forced home a corner which referee Richard Clark had overruled his assistant to award.

Nigel Clough's visitors could have won it but Michael Doyle's shot from 20 yards out hit a post.

Oldham boss Dean Holden told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Holden on Oldham v Sheffield Utd

"For the second goal the referee has overruled the linesman and given a corner.

"Everyone in the ground knows it's not a corner.

"But you know you've got to defend the cross - whether it's a corner or not is by the by. We didn't do that well enough.

"Dominic [Poleon] is one of those players who excites people and gets them out of their seats.

"Since I've been in charge he's given everything. He scares full-backs to death because he's so quick."

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 13Coleman
  • 2Brown
  • 18Lockwood
  • 16Wilson
  • 3MillsBooked at 39minsSubstituted forSadlerat 45'minutes
  • 6Kelly
  • 8Jones
  • 15Winchester
  • 10PhilliskirkSubstituted forMurphyat 81'minutes
  • 23Turner
  • 9Poleon

Substitutes

  • 14Mellis
  • 17Wilkinson
  • 20Wilson
  • 21Kusunga
  • 22Sadler
  • 25Kean
  • 39Murphy

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 5Brayford
  • 6Basham
  • 27KennedySubstituted forCouttsat 45'minutes
  • 26Freeman
  • 7Flynn
  • 22ReedBooked at 33minsSubstituted forScougallat 45'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 35HoltBooked at 45mins
  • 9Murphy
  • 12McNultySubstituted forDaviesat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 10Scougall
  • 11Baxter
  • 14Done
  • 18Coutts
  • 24Turner
  • 32Davies
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
5,072

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Sheffield United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 2, Sheffield United 2.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

Attempt blocked. Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

Rhys Turner (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by James Wilson.

Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Connor Brown (Oldham Athletic).

Delay in match Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

Steve Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Rhys Murphy replaces Danny Philliskirk.

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

Foul by Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic).

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Adam Lockwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Steve Davies replaces Marc McNulty.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

Mat Sadler (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Sheffield United 2. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Attempt saved. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by James Wilson.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joel Coleman.

Attempt saved. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Attempt blocked. John Brayford (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jason Holt (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Lockwood (Oldham Athletic).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt missed. Danny Philliskirk (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mat Sadler (Oldham Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Oldham Athletic 2, Sheffield United 1. Jason Holt (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Coutts with a cross.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City422611580364489
2Preston412312669343581
3MK Dons412210981404176
4Swindon402271166452173
5Sheff Utd4219111263491468
6Chesterfield421810146152964
7Rochdale411861767531460
8Fleetwood421611154545059
9Bradford411512145147457
10Barnsley42169175558-357
11Peterborough42176194650-457
12Gillingham421413155861-355
13Doncaster411412155155-454
14Oldham421412165263-1154
15Walsall411215143742-551
16Coventry421214164555-1050
17Scunthorpe411311175465-1150
18Port Vale42147214959-1049
19Leyton Orient411211185558-347
20Crawley421211194768-2147
21Crewe42138213871-3347
22Notts County411113174053-1346
23Colchester41128215166-1544
24Yeovil42810243268-3634
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