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Matchroom Stadium (ATT 4,882) 6th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Phillips

Leyton Or Leyton Orient vs Sheffield United Sheff Utd

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Blades maintain unbeaten run

Last Updated: 06/10/12 11:09pm

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Blackman: Worthy winner

Blackman: Worthy winner

A goal from Nick Blackman ensured Sheffield United extended their unbeaten start to the season with a 1-0 win at Leyton Orient.

It took a sublime finish on 59 minutes from Blackman to break the deadlock. The striker collected a pass 25 yards from goal, brought the ball onto his left foot and curled his shot past the right-hand of O's keeper Ryan Allsop.

The visitors would have been happier with a stalemate at half-time having been forced to replace keeper Mark Howard in the 12th after he slipped taking a goal-kick and was stretchered off to be replaced by George Long.

Following Blackman's goal, the visitors dictated matters although they were indebted to 18-year-old Long for an outstanding save on 70 minutes to maintain their advantage after Orient mounted their only serious attempt of the afternoon.

Lee Cook delivered a cross into the box where Kevin Lisbie headed the ball powerfully towards goal but Long produced a brilliant save from point-blank range.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 8 20
2 Peterborough United 8 16
3 Chesterfield 7 14
4 Milton Keynes Dons 7 13
5 Bradford City 8 13
6 Sheffield United 7 13
7 Swindon Town 7 12
8 Coventry City 8 12
9 Fleetwood Town 7 11
10 Gillingham 8 11
11 Rochdale 8 10
12 Preston North End 7 10
13 Oldham Athletic 8 10
14 Crawley Town 8 10
15 Notts County 7 9
16 Yeovil Town 8 9
17 Barnsley 6 8
18 Doncaster Rovers 7 8
19 Leyton Orient 7 7
20 Walsall 8 7
21 Scunthorpe United 8 7
22 Colchester United 8 5
23 Port Vale 8 5
24 Crewe Alexandra 7 4