Match ends, Leyton Orient 0, Sheffield United 1.
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.
- 5CuthbertSubstituted forPritchardat 12'minutes
- 6BaudryBooked at 45mins
- 17PetrassoSubstituted forCoxat 62'minutes
- 8JamesBooked at 19mins
- 10MooneySubstituted forHendersonat 68'minutes
- 4WallaceSubstituted forDoyleat 67'minutesBooked at 76mins
- 7FlynnBooked at 89mins
- 21HigdonSubstituted forPorterat 77'minutes
- James Adcock
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Leyton Orient 0, Sheffield United 1.
Attempt missed. Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Craig Alcock.
Attempt blocked. Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Darius Henderson (Leyton Orient).
Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Porter replaces Michael Higdon.
Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.
Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).
Substitution, Leyton Orient. Darius Henderson replaces David Mooney.
Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).
Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Michael Doyle replaces James Wallace.
Attempt missed. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.