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Oldham Athletic 1-1 Sheffield United

League One leaders Sheffield United stretched their unbeaten run to 10 games but had to settle for a draw at Oldham.

The Blades came from behind to earn their point, with Jay O'Shea's fine strike cancelling out a first-half effort from home striker Tope Obadeyi.

Oldham, whose own good form has lifted them out of the relegation zone, wasted a great chance to open the scoring when Josh Law headed over from Lee Erwin's far-post cross.

But they made no mistake in the 44th minute as Paul Green combined with Law, whose cross from the right gave Obadeyi a simple tap-in from two yards.

Erwin went close to doubling Oldham's lead, glancing a header inches off target after he was well found by Chris Taylor.

Instead the visitors levelled five minutes into the second half as James Hanson's touch set up O'Shea for an excellent finish from just inside the box.

United's goal lifted their game, but they struggled to create openings until the closing stages when Billy Sharp fired over before being denied by home goalkeeper Connor Ripley.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Oldham

  • 1Ripley
  • 4B WilsonSubstituted forEdmundsonat 45'minutes
  • 26P Clarke
  • 5Gerrard
  • 2Law
  • 28Green
  • 24FaneBooked at 42minsSubstituted forFlynnat 89'minutes
  • 8Banks
  • 12Taylor
  • 30Obadeyi
  • 19ErwinSubstituted forNgooat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Flynn
  • 11Croft
  • 13Kettings
  • 14Ngoo
  • 15Edmundson
  • 17Mantack
  • 18Osei

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 13Wright
  • 5O'Connell
  • 18FreemanBooked at 71mins
  • 6BashamBooked at 21mins
  • 4Fleck
  • 11DoneSubstituted forLaveryat 77'minutesSubstituted forL Clarkeat 90'minutes
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forCouttsat 72'minutes
  • 16Hanson
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 1Long
  • 9Lavery
  • 15Coutts
  • 20J Wilson
  • 27L Clarke
  • 32Chapman
  • 44Carruthers
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
8,448

Match Stats

Home TeamOldhamAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home7
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oldham Athletic 1, Sheffield United 1.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Peter Clarke (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Connor Ripley (Oldham Athletic) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Leon Clarke replaces Caolan Lavery because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Ryan Flynn replaces Ousmane Fane.

Attempt saved. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Tope Obadeyi (Oldham Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Michael Ngoo replaces Lee Erwin.

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

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

Foul by Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic).

Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Sheffield United).

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Caolan Lavery replaces Matt Done because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Oldham Athletic).

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by John Fleck.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Simon Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Paul Coutts replaces Jay O'Shea.

Booking

Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Taylor (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United).

George Edmundson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay O'Shea (Sheffield United).

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

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

Attempt missed. Lee Erwin (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Ousmane Fane (Oldham Athletic).

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

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jake M Wright.

Attempt missed. Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd392310674443079
2Bolton39229862342875
3Fleetwood391912855361969
4Bradford391618552361666
5Scunthorpe3918101166462064
6Southend3917121060471363
7Millwall381612105345860
8Rochdale38169136155657
9Bristol Rovers401512135859-157
10Oxford Utd39168155146556
11Peterborough401510155554155
12Walsall391314124749-253
13Wimbledon391215124948151
14Northampton40148185763-650
15MK Dons391212154849-148
16Charlton391017124946347
17Bury401210185764-746
18Oldham401015152739-1245
19Gillingham401112175168-1745
20Shrewsbury391110184155-1443
21Port Vale381012164259-1742
22Swindon40109214159-1839
23Chesterfield4089233866-2833
24Coventry40711223360-2732
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