West Ham held by lower-league Shrewsbury

West Ham held by lower-league Shrewsbury

West Ham held by lower-league Shrewsbury

Moyes' side will be thankful for Joe Hart after the England worldwide goalkeeper continued to deny his former boyhood club, however, supporters took to Twitter to lament the performance of one of their other players.

Hart made his first competitive appearance against his home-town club as West Ham clinched on to a goalless draw in the FA Cup third round tie at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

The goalkeeper had to take a cap from the travelling supporters in the first half of Sunday's 0-0 FA Cup draw at old club Shrewsbury as he struggled with the low sun.

And Cullen isn't the only Irish player at West Ham who's earned high praise recently.

League One promotion chasers Shrewsbury grew more and more into the contest, however, and had a couple of big chances to open the scoring.

West Ham United will not relish a replay against Shrewsbury Town, and not only because of the imposition on their schedule.

"I was a substitute against BATE Borisov in a Europa League game and I was called to get stripped to come on - but I didn't have any shinnies".

His stops from Mat Sadler and Shaun Whalley saved West Ham from an upset after they were outplayed by their Sky Bet League One hosts. And, as the first half progressed, they forced Hart, at least, into earnest action.

"I think we should have gone on and won the game, but that's football, it doesn't happen for you sometimes, but it's good that we could put in a performance like we did".

He said: "It was a fun game and I think Shrewsbury were the better team". We've had some great results.

"The atmosphere was sensational - I wish we had that every week", Canaries academy product Morris said. "We showed that we can go toe to toe with them and even outperform them, so I don't see why we can't go to their place and do the same thing".

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