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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 38 83
2 Preston North End 37 73
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 38 61
6 Peterborough United 38 56
7 Barnsley 38 55
8 Rochdale 37 53
9 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
10 Fleetwood Town 38 52
11 Oldham Athletic 38 52
12 Chesterfield 37 51
13 Bradford City 36 51
14 Gillingham 38 48
15 Port Vale 38 48
16 Walsall 37 46
17 Coventry City 38 43
18 Scunthorpe United 37 43
19 Crawley Town 38 43
20 Notts County 37 42
21 Crewe Alexandra 38 42
22 Leyton Orient 37 39
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 38 33