Leyton Orient 1 Sheffield United 1 30 Nov 2013
A stunning volley from Dean Cox cancelled out a Conor Coady strike to earn Leyton Orient a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United. Match Report
Clough praises 'screamer' goal 30 Oct 2013
Manager Nigel Clough acknowledged that a quality goal had denied his side the win at Leyton Orient.
Outplayed before the break, the Blades stunned the home side when they took the lead after 67 minutes.
Shoddy defending by the home side saw the ball played across the face of the goal to reach the unmarked Conor Coady and he converted the simplest of chances.
It was left to Dean Cox to level matters in the 81st minute when his superbly-struck 20-yard volley beat George Long to give the home side a valuable point that took them back to the top of League One.
"Everything was going to plan but a screamer of a goal has denied us all three points," he said.
"It was a great strike. I thought our back four were excellent, particularly our goalkeeper George Long who kept us in it in the first half.
"We've been solid of late and we are making teams score the sort of goals that you saw here.
"I think the quality of the goals we have conceded of late have been true quality. It's nice, I suppose, that we are making teams work that hard.
"We are disappointed that we didn't nick the game on the break, we had a one-on-one in the 90th minute or so.
"We didn't go too defensive, we kept two forward all the time and we were always trying to win the game.
"We are three games unbeaten now and we want to keep that going and build up confidence.
"We've got a point against a team that is top of the league. We've told the players that we shouldn't be frightened of going to play anyone in this league.
"It's not an arrogance thing where we are saying 'we are Sheffield United and bigger than anyone'. I just want the players to enjoy it and play with confidence." source: TEAMtalk
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