Moyes bemoans Hammers' fight as Shrews get replay

  • Moyes bemoans Hammers' fight as Shrews get replay

Moyes bemoans Hammers' fight as Shrews get replay

There was no improvement from West Ham in the second half as they drew just one save out of Henderson; in the 52nd minute when he easily claimed Ayew's flicked header from Pedro Obiang's free-kick.

The game itself wasn't a classic FA Cup tie with League One Shrewsbury holding on for a 0-0 draw to earn a replay at London Stadium.

It's underway, West Ham's run in the FA Cup.

The home side had the better of the chances, forcing returning stopper Joe Hart into two big saves in the first half of an otherwise quiet contest.

England worldwide Hart was tested by Shaun Whalley and Mat Sadler, while the Premier League side mustered just four attempts at goal - only two on target - at the New Meadow. I would have took a hat, sunglasses all sorts, I couldn't see a thing. "It doesn't feel like the Christmas period unless you're playing loads of games and I love it", the defender said. I don't think it affected my Everton career, though, as I knew I would be released. "But Shrewsbury had their own problems coming into the game that they had to deal with as well".

Meanwhile, Hammers boss, David Moyes, had admitted that the Premier League survival would have to take preference over the world's most famous, and indeed oldest, cup competition.

"I got a good rest on Saturday night expecting to have sore hands today but to be honest with you it was probably one of the easiest games I've played in all season". We weren't great and they played well.

"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".

"I should be surprised but I wasn't".

"The atmosphere was sensational - I wish we had that every week", Canaries academy product Morris said.

Most of Moyes's troops did not look like they relished this duel.