EFL Cup - Third Round
Leyton OrientLeyton Orient0Sheff UtdSheffield United1

Leyton Orient 0-1 Sheffield United

Leyton Orient's Jobi McAnuff (left) battles for possession of the ball with Sheffield United's Jamie Murphy
Sheffield United reached the semi-final of last season's FA Cup

Michael Higdon's early goal was enough to book Sheffield United's place in the Capital One Cup fourth round at the expense of Leyton Orient.

The visitors made the perfect start as Higdon rose in the box to head home Jamie Murphy's cross in the second minute at Brisbane Road.

Murphy could have made it 2-0 himself soon after but his shot was off target.

Orient pushed for an equaliser and came close when Mark Howard tipped Elliot Omozusi's 25-yard shot on to the post.

Jobi McAnuff also tested Howard with a long-range effort but the keeper was equal to it with a smart save, and Jay Simpson sent a pass across the face of goal but none of his colleagues were on hand to apply a finish.

Ultimately, last season's FA Cup semi-finalists proved too stubborn for Orient and deservedly advanced to the fourth round.

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 33Woods
  • 5CuthbertSubstituted forPritchardat 12'minutes
  • 15Clarke
  • 6BaudryBooked at 45mins
  • 2Omozusi
  • 4Vincelot
  • 17PetrassoSubstituted forCoxat 62'minutes
  • 11McAnuff
  • 8JamesBooked at 19mins
  • 27Simpson
  • 10MooneySubstituted forHendersonat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 14Batt
  • 18Pritchard
  • 20Bartley
  • 21Grainger
  • 23Dagnall
  • 24Henderson

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 17McGahey
  • 3Harris
  • 2Alcock
  • 15Collins
  • 22Reed
  • 14McGinn
  • 4WallaceSubstituted forDoyleat 67'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 7FlynnBooked at 89mins
  • 21HigdonSubstituted forPorterat 77'minutes
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 8Doyle
  • 10Scougall
  • 12McNulty
  • 16Davies
  • 18Porter
  • 19McEveley
  • 24Turner
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
3,223

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Sheffield United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Sheffield United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Booking

    Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Darius Henderson (Leyton Orient).

  9. Post update

    Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Porter replaces Michael Higdon.

  13. Booking

    Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Leyton Orient. Darius Henderson replaces David Mooney.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

  18. Post update

    Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Michael Doyle replaces James Wallace.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.