Date: 1st December 2013 at 7:33am
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Sheffield United battled to a 1-1 draw at promotion chasing Leyton Orient as they continued their fight to pull out of the bottom four.

Liverpool loanee Conor Coady opened the scoring for United halfway through the second half but Dean Cox equalised for the home side with just eight minutes remaining to deny them what would have been a crucial three points.

Goalkeeper George Long was in great form for United, making a number of great saves to deny the Orient forwards before Coady fired the blades ahead when he was found with time and space to fire home.

It seems to be the norm this season that the blades concede the goal of the day in League One and Orient`s equaliser by Cox was up there with them when he volleyed home from 20-yards.

Robbie Simpson came close to winning it for Orient but he was denied by Long and United substitute Jamie Murphy missed a great chance in the closing stages but he was denied by Jones in the Orient goal.

The point for the blades moves them out of the relegation zone.

Teams

Orient
Jones, Cuthbert (Simpson 72), Omozusi, Vincelot (Bartley 88), Baudry, James (Wright 69), Mooney, Odubajo, Batt, Cox, Clarke

Subs not used:
Sawyer, Lasimant, Larkins, Gorman.


Blades:
Long, McMahon, Maguire, Collins, Hill, Doyle, Porter (Taylor 78), Baxter (Murphy 85), McGinn, Coady, White (Lappin 72)

Subs not used:
Howard, Miller, Cuvelier, King.

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3 Replies to “Blades earn point in the capital”

  • Seems it was similar to Bristol. Packing defensively and looking for a break and it nearly came off for the second weekend in a row.

  • fantastic Blades support, sang for 90 minutes, great to see the players all come over to the fans to thank them for their support. its getting better, slowly but surely. need to sort out the home form now.

  • meanwhile over in s6, a gap is starting to develop at the bottom. oh dear, good job dingles are so bad or it could be even worse! shame. hope they don’t sack jones I would miss his post match depression and misery.

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