Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Leyton Orient 1.
Sheffield United fought back to claim a draw against League One promotion chasers Leyton Orient.
Dean Cox fired Orient into the lead after lifting the ball over a United defender and side-footing past Mark Howard from six yards.
The hosts equalised after Jamie Murphy pounced on a loose ball, dribbled around Jamie Jones and tapped home.
The Blades had chances to grab the three points late on, with Conor Coady and John Brayford both going close.
The result solidifies Sheffield United's foothold in mid-table, while Leyton Orient lose pace on second-placed Brentford in the race for automatic promotion after the Bees secured a 3-1 victory over Notts County to open up a seven-point gap.
Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:
"I was really pleased with the first hour and particularly the first half. I thought we played some excellent football.
"We need to keep the belief and the focus.
"Perhaps we lapsed a bit of concentration [for the equaliser] as we should've won the ball further up the field. We didn't, and then it's an individual mistake which has cost us dearly.
"There are still five games to go and we'll still be playing with the right attitude, desire, enthusiasm and spirit that took us to the top of the table."
- 28FreemanSubstituted forHarrisat 77'minutes
- 5MaguireBooked at 44mins
- 9PorterSubstituted forDaviesat 62'minutes
- 14McGinnSubstituted forScougallat 58'minutesBooked at 84mins
- 11OdubajoBooked at 79mins
- 8JamesBooked at 65minsSubstituted forBattat 83'minutes
- 7CoxBooked at 52minsSubstituted forMooneyat 70'minutes
- Michael Jones
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Leyton Orient 1.
Attempt missed. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient).
Foul by John Brayford (Sheffield United).
David Mooney (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United).
Shaun Batt (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Shaun Batt replaces Lloyd James.
Attempt saved. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.
Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Moses Odubajo (Leyton Orient).
Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jamie Ness (Leyton Orient).
Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.