FA Cup - Third Round
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Shrewsbury Town 0-0 West Ham United

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FA Cup: Shrewsbury Town 0-0 West Ham highlights

Goalkeeper Joe Hart described West Ham's performance as "terrible" as League One Shrewsbury Town held them to a goalless draw to force an FA Cup third-round replay.

The hosts, who are second in League One, dominated for large parts of the game but were unable to find the winner, while West Ham could only register two shots on target.

When Shrewsbury-born Hart was asked after the game if his side had got out of jail, he replied: "100%. We were terrible today and Shrewsbury were really good."

Ben Godfrey almost poked home from Shaun Whalley's free-kick in the first half, before Mat Sadler saw his chance saved by Hart.

The Hammers, who made four changes from Thursday's Premier League draw with Tottenham, looked lethargic in their third match in six days and only threatened through half-chances from Andre Ayew.

"It's a tough place to come. We didn't play well. We had three games in a week and there were opportunities for the lads, including myself," added Hart.

"I can't blame fatigue. There was some terrible football played today and we lost a lot of battles."

The result means the Shrews will now travel to London Stadium later this month for the replay, with the hope of reaching the fourth round of the competition for only the second time in 14 seasons.

West Ham, meanwhile, will be hoping to avoid being knocked out in the third round for the sixth time in eight years.

Hart goes home as West Ham struggle

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West Ham's Joe Hart receives a hat from the crowd

Hart was recalled to the first team and made captain for his return to his boyhood town and the club where he started his career.

He got a warm reception as he walked out on to the pitch at Montgomery Waters Meadow and said after the game: "This is where I grew up, my home town. It gave me my opportunity in football. It's very special."

The England international made strong saves to deny Godfrey and Sadler from close range, while West Ham's defence was able to scupper a late attack from captain Abu Ogogo in stoppage time.

Shrewsbury, two points off leaders Wigan in the third tier, boast an enviable defensive record with only four goals conceded at home this season.

But, in truth, West Ham offered little to trouble their back line.

The visitors had only four touches in the opposition's penalty area and their only chances came from Ayew - his low, tame effort in the first half coming before a flicked header after the break.

A toothless display

Mat Sadler and Josh Cullen
Mat Sadler and Josh Cullen needed treatment for nasty injuries during the game

It was a memorable, if painful, domestic debut for 21-year-old West Ham midfielder Josh Cullen, who lost his front tooth after receiving a high boot to the face from Ogogo.

Cullen's tooth was retrieved from the pitch by the Hammers physio and the Republic of Ireland U21 international was able to continue playing - but only after being made to change his shorts on the side of the pitch as they were covered in blood.

Shrewsbury defender Sadler also needed extensive treatment after a clash of heads with Ayew. The 32-year-old needed two trips off the field to deal with the bleeding and ended up with a bandage around his head for the second half.

'Mixed feelings' for Shrewsbury - what they said

Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Hurst: "The players are a little bit deflated almost.

"To their credit, they did extremely well but if we'd had just that little bit of quality and we may have got through. So it's mixed feelings really.

"But we have a replay to look forward to. We know it will be tough. They will be at home, more comfortable in their own stadium."

West Ham manager David Moyes: "I don't think we showed any quality and the biggest disappointment is I didn't think we showed enough steel.

"When you come to places like this you have to show yourself physically, that you can battle and compete. I didn't think we did that at all and that was the worst thing about it.

"Obviously if you compare Wembley and Thursday night, it's a big change. But it's a mentality thing. You've got to go and show that wherever you are, you've got to respect whatever players you're against and recognise it's going to be tough."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 13Bolton
  • 22Nsiala
  • 5Sadler
  • 6Beckles
  • 4Godfrey
  • 7WhalleySubstituted forGnahouaat 88'minutes
  • 20Nolan
  • 8Ogogo
  • 23RodmanSubstituted forLoweat 76'minutes
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forPayneat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lowe
  • 10Dodds
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 16Morris
  • 45Payne

West Ham

  • 25Hart
  • 2ReidSubstituted forQuinaat 86'minutes
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 41Rice
  • 32Burke
  • 33Cullen
  • 14Obiang
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 26Masuaku
  • 17HernándezSubstituted forMartínezat 71'minutes
  • 20A Ayew

Substitutes

  • 13Adrián
  • 23Haksabanovic
  • 29Martínez
  • 36Quina
  • 42Samuelsen
  • 44Neufville
  • 46Makasi
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
9,535

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamWest Ham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home19
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, West Ham United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, West Ham United 0.

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Josh Cullen (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Payne (Shrewsbury Town).

Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antonio Martínez (West Ham United).

Attempt missed. Antonio Martínez (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Arthur Masuaku.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Arthur Gnahoua replaces Shaun Whalley.

Attempt missed. Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Max Lowe following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Shaun Whalley following a set piece situation.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Domingos Quina replaces Winston Reid because of an injury.

Delay in match Winston Reid (West Ham United) because of an injury.

Jon Nolan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pedro Obiang (West Ham United).

Foul by Max Lowe (Shrewsbury Town).

Antonio Martínez (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces Carlton Morris.

Attempt missed. Pedro Obiang (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Antonio Martínez.

Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Arthur Masuaku (West Ham United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Max Lowe replaces Alex Rodman.

Delay in match Josh Cullen (West Ham United) because of an injury.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Josh Cullen (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town).

Pedro Obiang (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Antonio Martínez replaces Chicharito.

Foul by Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town).

Winston Reid (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town).

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Arthur Masuaku (West Ham United).

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Cullen (West Ham United).

Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).

Josh Cullen (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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