League One
Leyton Orient1Sheff Utd1

Leyton Orient 1-1 Sheffield United

Bob Harris
Glasgow-born Bob Harris has scored three goals for the Blades since joining them last season

Bob Harris secured Sheffield United's place in the League One play-offs with a draw at struggling Leyton Orient.

Orient goalkeeper Alex Cisak made several athletic first-half saves to deny Blades duo Jason Holt and Jamie Murphy from close range.

The home side took the lead after the break when Mathieu Baudry headed home Dean Cox's corner from eight yards.

Harris, however, equalised minutes later with a powerful shot that deflected past Cisak into the net.

United are fifth and guaranteed a play-off place, while the O's must beat Swindon in their final game on 3 May and hope other results go their way if they are to avoid relegation.

Leyton Orient assistant manager Kevin Nugent told BBC London 94.9:

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Nugent on Orient v Sheffield Utd

"A draw was probably a fair enough result. What you want to do in this situation is take it down to the last day and not give it away today and not play for nothing next week.

"It's been difficult to put your finger (on what went wrong), teams have come and set up to make them hard to break down and we probably haven't had that bit of magic this season than we have previously.

"For me they've given everything and hopefully we can get that result on Saturday and keep ourselves in this league- it's so important to do that."

Line-ups

Leyton Orient

  • 40Cisak
  • 5CuthbertBooked at 90mins
  • 6BaudryBooked at 69mins
  • 15Clarke
  • 2Omozusi
  • 14BattBooked at 22minsSubstituted forMcAnuffat 52'minutes
  • 8JamesSubstituted forWrightat 62'minutes
  • 20BartleySubstituted forMooneyat 86'minutes
  • 7Cox
  • 23Dagnall
  • 27Simpson

Substitutes

  • 10Mooney
  • 11McAnuff
  • 12Lowry
  • 17Wright
  • 33Woods
  • 34Hedges
  • 35Taylor

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 26Freeman
  • 6Basham
  • 5Brayford
  • 3HarrisBooked at 86mins
  • 11BaxterBooked at 70mins
  • 18CouttsBooked at 67minsSubstituted forDoyleat 90+1'minutes
  • 35Holt
  • 29AdamsSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 66'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 9Murphy
  • 32DaviesSubstituted forScougallat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 8Doyle
  • 10Scougall
  • 13Willis
  • 16Davies
  • 22Reed
  • 36Calvert-Lewin
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
7,249

Match Stats

Home TeamLeyton OrientAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home13
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Leyton Orient 1, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient).

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Michael Doyle replaces Paul Coutts.

Booking

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Mark Howard.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Leyton Orient. David Mooney replaces Marvyn Bartley.

Booking

Robert Harris (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

Jobi McAnuff (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert Harris (Sheffield United).

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Robert Harris.

Foul by Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient).

Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Nathan Clarke.

Booking

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Sheffield United).

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Josh Wright (Leyton Orient).

Jason Holt (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Chris Basham.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Robert Harris.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Sheffield United 1. Robert Harris (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Marvyn Bartley.

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

Attempt blocked. Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Leyton Orient 1, Sheffield United 0. Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dean Cox following a corner.

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Robert Harris.

Attempt blocked. Dean Cox (Leyton Orient) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

Booking

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient).

Booking

Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City452812588365296
2Preston452514679394089
3MK Dons452610996435388
4Swindon442381373541977
5Sheff Utd4519131365521370
6Chesterfield4519111567541368
7Rochdale451962072611163
8Bradford451614155455-162
9Peterborough45188195255-362
10Fleetwood451612174751-460
11Walsall451417144846259
12Gillingham451514166265-359
13Barnsley451611185761-459
14Doncaster451513175360-758
15Scunthorpe451414176070-1056
16Oldham451414175366-1356
17Port Vale45159215463-954
18Coventry451216174759-1252
19Crewe451410214374-3152
20Notts County451214194460-1650
21Crawley451311215277-2550
22Leyton Orient451212215767-1048
23Colchester44139225676-2048
24Yeovil451010253570-3540
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