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Sheffield United 2-0 Oldham Athletic

Two second-half goals from Billy Sharp gave high-flying Sheffield United victory over struggling Oldham Athletic.

In a first half of few chances, Oldham's Ryan Flynn had a 20-yard shot turned over the bar by Simon Moore while the home side's best effort came from Mark Duffy whose free-kick was saved by Connor Ripley.

Sharp saw his header deflected wide and Kieron Freeman had a shot blocked.

Soon after the restart, Duffy also had an effort blocked while Sharp tried a first-time shot from inside the area which went over.

Josh Law floated a free-kick just over for the Latics before the hosts took control of the game.

Sharp produced an emphatic finish on 72 minutes after receiving the ball from Duffy on the right-hand side of the area.

Away substitute Freddie Ladapo went close to equalising when his 25-yard volley forced Moore to tip the ball wide.

But Sharp added a second two minutes from time to wrap up the points for the Blades, sweeping home the loose ball after Leon Clarke put Ripley under pressure from Duffy's cross.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 5O'Connell
  • 6Basham
  • 19Ebanks-LandellBooked at 70mins
  • 18Freeman
  • 4Fleck
  • 21DuffySubstituted forScougallat 90+4'minutes
  • 15CouttsSubstituted forWrightat 90'minutes
  • 24Lafferty
  • 10Sharp
  • 11DoneSubstituted forClarkeat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Scougall
  • 9Lavery
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 13Wright
  • 14Brown
  • 27Clarke
  • 36Brooks

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 2Law
  • 16DummiganBooked at 65mins
  • 26Clarke
  • 31DunneSubstituted forCroftat 81'minutes
  • 7FlynnBooked at 26mins
  • 4Wilson
  • 28GreenSubstituted forWinchesterat 88'minutes
  • 27McLaughlin
  • 9Mckay
  • 18OseiBooked at 57minsSubstituted forLadapoat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Burgess
  • 8Banks
  • 10Winchester
  • 11Croft
  • 12Ladapo
  • 13Kettings
  • 15Edmundson
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
25,821

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Oldham Athletic 0.

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

Foul by Josh Law (Oldham Athletic).

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces Mark Duffy.

Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Cameron Dummigan.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jake Wright replaces Paul Coutts.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 2, Oldham Athletic 0. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leon Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Carl Winchester replaces Paul Green.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Lee Croft replaces Charles Dunne.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Simon Moore.

Attempt saved. Freddie Ladapo (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Freddie Ladapo replaces Darius Osei.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 1, Oldham Athletic 0. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mark Duffy.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Cameron Dummigan.

Booking

Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Sheffield United).

Paul Green (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Booking

Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Dummigan (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Booking

Darius Osei (Oldham Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Darius Osei (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Simon Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Leon Clarke replaces Matt Done.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield United 0, Oldham Athletic 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe23146346202648
2Sheff Utd23145442231947
3Bolton23144530141646
4Rochdale2312383629739
5Bradford2391132819938
6Southend2310763428637
7Peterborough22106636241236
8Fleetwood239773428634
9Millwall2310493736134
10Bristol Rovers239683740-333
11Wimbledon238873428632
12Charlton2371062824431
13Northampton238693433130
14Oxford Utd238692828030
15Walsall237972631-530
16Gillingham238693137-630
17Port Vale2376102637-1127
18MK Dons2366112632-624
19Swindon2366112235-1324
20Bury2363143245-1321
21Shrewsbury2356122336-1321
22Chesterfield2363142742-1521
23Coventry2347122034-1419
24Oldham2239101226-1418
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