Joe Hart 'very grateful' for West Ham supporters' hat help


The conditions - the sun - didn't make it easy for the players to see things around them but that didn't stop the fact that we didn't compete on a lot of occasions.

Norwich City loanees Ben Godfrey and Carlton Morris have been enjoying some time under the national spotlight after helping Shrewsbury Town take West Ham to an FA Cup replay. After Cheikh Kouyate failed to get a telling touch to a unsafe cross by Cullen in the ninth minute, any whiff of a first-half breakthrough by the away team vanished. Javier Hernandez, West Ham's lone striker, got only a few more touches than anyone in the 9,535-strong crowd before being substituted in the second half.

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

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The 18-year-old defender received praise from former West Ham and England star Joe Cole, who was in the Sky Sports studio for the London derby.

The Hammers needed Joe Hart to keep them in the competition after his saves from Mat Sadler and Shaun Whalley secured a 0-0 third-round draw in Shropshire. Meanwhile, Moyes has already tasted FA Cup defeat to Shrewsbury once in his managerial career, when in 2003 his nascent Everton side were beaten by the Shrews in the third round. I had to watch the game but someone threw one on and I was grateful for that.

"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". "Anything is possible when it is 11v11, so we will go there and have a right go at them". We weren't great and they played well. "But Shrewsbury had their own problems coming into the game that they had to deal with as well".