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Bramall Lane (ATT 19,551) 26th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Oldham Athletic Oldham

Sheff Utd 1

J Baxter (54)

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Oldham 1

J Clarke-Harris (6)

Baxter bags Blades a point

Last Updated: 26/12/13 6:11pm

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Jose Baxter: Earned a share of the spoils

Jose Baxter: Earned a share of the spoils

Goals from Jonson Clarke-Harris and Jose Baxter ensured the honours finished even at 1-1 between Sheffield United and Oldham.

Clarke-Harris fired Oldham ahead during the early exchanges before Baxter, who left the Latics earlier this year, equalised with a spectacular set-piece against his old club.

Chris Porter and substitute Ryan Flynn both went close to claiming maximum points for United, now unbeaten in seven games in all competitions, at the death but neither could muster a decisive touch.

Clarke-Harris, a summer signing from League One rivals Peterborough, ensured Oldham's afternoon got off to the best possible start when he headed home Adam Rooney's centre with only six minutes on the clock.

A comedy of errors, which saw both Harry Maguire and Shaun Miller squander possession, contributed to the hosts' early demise but the Latics' centre-forward took his chance in clinical fashion by stooping to convert from close range.

United's afternoon went from bad to worse when Aidy White, whose loan from Leeds is scheduled to expire next month, hobbled off injured while only an assistant referee's flag denied Clarke-Harris a second of the contest after George Long could only parry Korey Smith's long-range effort.

Porter, like Baxter a former Oldham player, enjoyed two good opportunities as United finally discovered their rhythm towards the end of the first half.

But it was Baxter who dragged the hosts back on level terms soon after the re-start with a thunderous 30 yard free-kick following Genseric Kusunga's foul on Porter.

Only the width of a post prevented Baxter from snatching what would have been a dramatic late winner while Porter was also agonisingly close to prodding home as the loose ball bounced around the penalty area seconds before the final whistle.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 22 45
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 44
3 Swindon Town 22 44
4 Preston North End 22 44
5 Bradford City 22 33
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Rochdale 22 31
8 Notts County 21 31
9 Chesterfield 22 31
10 Peterborough United 22 30
11 Oldham Athletic 22 30
12 Port Vale 22 29
13 Doncaster Rovers 21 29
14 Fleetwood Town 22 27
15 Walsall 22 27
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Scunthorpe United 21 26
18 Gillingham 22 25
19 Coventry City 22 25
20 Leyton Orient 22 22
21 Crawley Town 22 22
22 Crewe Alexandra 22 22
23 Colchester United 22 20
24 Yeovil Town 22 20