Moyes blasts West Ham players over FA Cup attitude

Moyes blasts West Ham players over FA Cup attitude

West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart with the cap he borrowed from a Hammers fan for his return to hometown club Shrewsbury Town.

England global 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.

Shrewsbury, who sit second in the Sky Bet League One table, had chances to win the game at the Montgomery Waters Meadow but will instead head to the capital for a third-round replay.

He said: "It was a fun game and I think Shrewsbury were the better team".

"Wigan, Blackburn - we've got them to come in the next league fixture - are different types of games".

"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.

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West Ham failed to score in the game against the League One minnows, with Shrewsbury even looking the most likely.

Republic of Ireland U21 worldwide Josh Cullen took a nasty blow to the face in the closing stages of West Ham's draw at Shrewsbury, but he gained praise from boss David Moyes on a day his team-mates failed to fire.

But ultimately, the Scotsman was disappointed with his side's performance, saying: "I don't think we showed any quality". I don't think we did that at all.

"The biggest disappointment for me was that we didn't show enough steel, because when you come to these places you have to show that you can battle and compete physically".

"Yes, Shrewsbury were better than us today so I am pleased we are still in the cup, Moyes said after the match".

"It was very, very special and a nice moment to play here again, but during the game naturally I wanted to win". The danger is you have all the hype and build-up but then fall flat on your face.

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