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'Walk Like a Panther': Official trailer

p>Could this do for wrestling what 'The Full Monty' did for stripping?

WALK LIKE A PANTHER revolves around a group of ‘80s wrestlers who are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure. Led by father-son duo, Mark (Graham) and Trevor Bolton (Johns), this unlikely bunch of underdog heroes sets out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way.


The ensemble British cast also includes Sue Johnston (“Downton Abbey,” “The Royle Family”), Lindsey Coulson (“EastEnders,” “The Level”), Julian Sands (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, “Crooked House”), Jason Flemyng (upcoming Mystery of the Iron Mask: Journey to China, Snatch), Stephen Tompkinson (“Wild at Heart”, “DCI Banks”), Michael Socha (“This is England ‘90,” “Once Upon a Time”) and hip hop artist/poet Scroobius Pip (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, “Taboo”).


WALK LIKE A PANTHER is directed by Dan Cadan, making his feature film debut from his own original screenplay.


The soundtrack has been produced and composed by Guy Chambers and features a new version of ‘Walk Like a Panther’ by Rick Astley along with music from artists including Adam & The Ants, The Coral, The Housemartins, Kasabian, Lightning Seeds, Miles Kane and Spandau Ballet.

In cinemas 9 March.

'Walk Like a Panther': Official trailer

p>Could this do for wrestling what 'The Full Monty' did for stripping?

WALK LIKE A PANTHER revolves around a group of ‘80s wrestlers who are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure. Led by father-son duo, Mark (Graham) and Trevor Bolton (Johns), this unlikely bunch of underdog heroes sets out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way.


The ensemble British cast also includes Sue Johnston (“Downton Abbey,” “The Royle Family”), Lindsey Coulson (“EastEnders,” “The Level”), Julian Sands (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, “Crooked House”), Jason Flemyng (upcoming Mystery of the Iron Mask: Journey to China, Snatch), Stephen Tompkinson (“Wild at Heart”, “DCI Banks”), Michael Socha (“This is England ‘90,” “Once Upon a Time”) and hip hop artist/poet Scroobius Pip (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, “Taboo”).


WALK LIKE A PANTHER is directed by Dan Cadan, making his feature film debut from his own original screenplay.


The soundtrack has been produced and composed by Guy Chambers and features a new version of ‘Walk Like a Panther’ by Rick Astley along with music from artists including Adam & The Ants, The Coral, The Housemartins, Kasabian, Lightning Seeds, Miles Kane and Spandau Ballet.

In cinemas 9 March.

'Walk Like a Panther': Official trailer

p>Could this do for wrestling what 'The Full Monty' did for stripping?

WALK LIKE A PANTHER revolves around a group of ‘80s wrestlers who are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure. Led by father-son duo, Mark (Graham) and Trevor Bolton (Johns), this unlikely bunch of underdog heroes sets out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way.


The ensemble British cast also includes Sue Johnston (“Downton Abbey,” “The Royle Family”), Lindsey Coulson (“EastEnders,” “The Level”), Julian Sands (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, “Crooked House”), Jason Flemyng (upcoming Mystery of the Iron Mask: Journey to China, Snatch), Stephen Tompkinson (“Wild at Heart”, “DCI Banks”), Michael Socha (“This is England ‘90,” “Once Upon a Time”) and hip hop artist/poet Scroobius Pip (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, “Taboo”).


WALK LIKE A PANTHER is directed by Dan Cadan, making his feature film debut from his own original screenplay.


The soundtrack has been produced and composed by Guy Chambers and features a new version of ‘Walk Like a Panther’ by Rick Astley along with music from artists including Adam & The Ants, The Coral, The Housemartins, Kasabian, Lightning Seeds, Miles Kane and Spandau Ballet.

In cinemas 9 March.

'Walk Like a Panther': Official trailer

Could this do for wrestling what 'The Full Monty' did for stripping?


WALK LIKE A PANTHER revolves around a group of ‘80s wrestlers who are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure. Led by father-son duo, Mark (Graham) and Trevor Bolton (Johns), this unlikely bunch of underdog heroes sets out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way.


The ensemble British cast also includes Sue Johnston (“Downton Abbey,” “The Royle Family”), Lindsey Coulson (“EastEnders,” “The Level”), Julian Sands (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, “Crooked House”), Jason Flemyng (upcoming Mystery of the Iron Mask: Journey to China, Snatch), Stephen Tompkinson (“Wild at Heart”, “DCI Banks”), Michael Socha (“This is England ‘90,” “Once Upon a Time”) and hip hop artist/poet Scroobius Pip (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, “Taboo”).


WALK LIKE A PANTHER is directed by Dan Cadan, making his feature film debut from his own original screenplay.


The soundtrack has been produced and composed by Guy Chambers and features a new version of ‘Walk Like a Panther’ by Rick Astley along with music from artists including Adam & The Ants, The Coral, The Housemartins, Kasabian, Lightning Seeds, Miles Kane and Spandau Ballet.

In cinemas 9 March.

'Walk Like a Panther': Official trailer

Could this do for wrestling what 'The Full Monty' did for stripping?


WALK LIKE A PANTHER revolves around a group of ‘80s wrestlers who are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure. Led by father-son duo, Mark (Graham) and Trevor Bolton (Johns), this unlikely bunch of underdog heroes sets out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way.


The ensemble British cast also includes Sue Johnston (“Downton Abbey,” “The Royle Family”), Lindsey Coulson (“EastEnders,” “The Level”), Julian Sands (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, “Crooked House”), Jason Flemyng (upcoming Mystery of the Iron Mask: Journey to China, Snatch), Stephen Tompkinson (“Wild at Heart”, “DCI Banks”), Michael Socha (“This is England ‘90,” “Once Upon a Time”) and hip hop artist/poet Scroobius Pip (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, “Taboo”).


WALK LIKE A PANTHER is directed by Dan Cadan, making his feature film debut from his own original screenplay.


The soundtrack has been produced and composed by Guy Chambers and features a new version of ‘Walk Like a Panther’ by Rick Astley along with music from artists including Adam & The Ants, The Coral, The Housemartins, Kasabian, Lightning Seeds, Miles Kane and Spandau Ballet.

In cinemas 9 March.

'Walk Like a Panther': Official trailer

Could this do for wrestling what 'The Full Monty' did for stripping?


WALK LIKE A PANTHER revolves around a group of ‘80s wrestlers who are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure. Led by father-son duo, Mark (Graham) and Trevor Bolton (Johns), this unlikely bunch of underdog heroes sets out to save their community, rekindling old friendships and family ties along the way.


The ensemble British cast also includes Sue Johnston (“Downton Abbey,” “The Royle Family”), Lindsey Coulson (“EastEnders,” “The Level”), Julian Sands (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, “Crooked House”), Jason Flemyng (upcoming Mystery of the Iron Mask: Journey to China, Snatch), Stephen Tompkinson (“Wild at Heart”, “DCI Banks”), Michael Socha (“This is England ‘90,” “Once Upon a Time”) and hip hop artist/poet Scroobius Pip (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, “Taboo”).


WALK LIKE A PANTHER is directed by Dan Cadan, making his feature film debut from his own original screenplay.


The soundtrack has been produced and composed by Guy Chambers and features a new version of ‘Walk Like a Panther’ by Rick Astley along with music from artists including Adam & The Ants, The Coral, The Housemartins, Kasabian, Lightning Seeds, Miles Kane and Spandau Ballet.

In cinemas 9 March.

A Bovis homes flag flies at a housing development near Bolton

FILE PHOTO - A Bovis homes flag flies at a housing development near Bolton, northern England, July 9, 2008. REUTERS/Phil Noble

FILE PHOTO: A builder works at a Bovis homes housing development near Bolton

FILE PHOTO: A builder works at a Bovis homes housing development near Bolton, Britain, July 9, 2008. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

FC Magdeburg fans turn out in force for Bolton friendly

Hundreds of fans from German football club FC Magdeburg turn out for a friendly match against Bolton Wanderers and let off flares during the game.

FC Magdeburg fans turn out in force for Bolton friendly

Hundreds of fans from German football club FC Magdeburg turn out for a friendly match against Bolton Wanderers and let off flares during the game.

FC Magdeburg fans turn out in force for Bolton friendly

Hundreds of fans from German football club FC Magdeburg turn out for a friendly match against Bolton Wanderers and let off flares during the game.

FC Magdeburg fans turn out in force for Bolton friendly

Hundreds of fans from German football club FC Magdeburg turn out for a friendly match against Bolton Wanderers and let off flares during the game.

Inside the First Dates Hotel: the Michelin-starred resort where love is always on the menu

Something about Italy inspires romance and the producers of First Dates, the Channel 4 show, are hoping to stir up some passion with the new series of First Dates Hotel, a spin-off of the original programme. The premise, as usual, is to treat an assorted bunch of lonely hearts to dinner with a blind date and leave them to get acquainted while the cameras roll, with the added frisson of knowing that couples can choose not to wave their date off home at the end of the night. Aquapetra, a luxury hotel and spa set amid olive groves in the heart of Campania, is the romantic location of this year’s series. I took a sneak peek at the hotel last month and thought its stone cottages (formerly home to lime kiln workers in the 19th century), winding paths, architect-designed barns and vintage cars (just for show, sadly), lent it a delightful, village-like atmosphere. Fred Sirieix, the debonair maître d' of First Dates, agrees: “It’s beautiful. The sun is constantly shining, you’re far away from everywhere and all you have to do is worry about yourself and your date.” The best rooms – and those that I’d recommend amorous couples seek out – are the split-level cottage suites that enjoy gorgeous mountain views from their two terraces. The décor is kept simple so as not to detract from the bucolic views. “We looked at a number of hotels all over Italy,” a member of the production team told me, “But when we saw Aquapetra we knew we’d found ‘The One’. The resort is filled with beautiful nooks and crannies where couples can get romantic.”  With a village-like ambience and bucolic views, Aquapetra makes for an enchanting and romantic getaway. • The 50 most romantic hotels in Europe The staff at Aquapetra are fun to be around, particularly so the restaurant manager, Francesca, who is eccentric, charming and set to be the new star of the show, in which she is at Fred's side, helping keep a watchful eye over the daters. “When we started filming we knew straight away that Francesca’s relationship with Fred was one everyone would fall in love with, it’s heartwarming, funny and at times a little tempestuous,” said the producer. And what did Francesca make of smooth-talking Fred? “In Italy, we would consider Fred an 'Amatore',” Francesca told me. “A more elegant and smart version of a Latin lover. Though completely platonic, he makes every woman he meets feel very special,” she added. Francesca was the highlight of my stay too, with an amazing knowledge of local wine and a kind heart – volunteering, for example, to push our toddler’s buggy back and forth so that my husband and I could finish our dinner in peace. In the programme, the couples meet for the first time in La Locanda del Borgo, the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, a large, duskily-lit stone space that serves dishes such as beef carpaccio with horseradish and unripe peach, and a risotto with blue goat’s cheese and an orange and vinegar reduction. I found the food exemplary and the tables set just the right distance apart to encourage intimacy. “The daters absolutely loved the place,” my producer friend told me, though the film crew did add a brass bar centrepiece for added effect. On the prowl for lonely hearts: the First Dates team at Aquapetra. • The world's best honeymoon hotels and destinations During my time at Aquapetra, we strolled in oak woods, visited a nearby pizzeria and toured Sant’Agata de Goti, a pretty, medieval village about 15 miles from the hotel. But we spent most of our time (seperately, I might add; no time for romance with a toddler around) in the adults-only spa. The daters, meanwhile, were able to indulge in couples’ massages, wine tasting in the olive groves and picnic in the mountains. “Our hotel is not just romantic, it’s magical,” Francesca said. “The sunsets, the calming perfume of the olive groves, the chapel… I am certain that hundreds if not thousands of children have been conceived here.” And what can guests expect of this year’s daters? A casual moment by the pool results in fireworks and the show’s first love triangle, while a tarot-reading grandmother from Bolton is paired with her dream date, a Rastafarian poet. Take it from me, though, you don’t need to be dizzy with desire to enjoy this hotel. If the only thing you have eyes for is some R&R in lovely scenery, you’ll get along just fine. First Dates Hotel starts on Monday, January 8, at 10pm on Channel 4. • Read a full review of the property: Aquapetra Resort & Spa, Campania Check Availability

Inside the First Dates Hotel: the Michelin-starred resort where love is always on the menu

Something about Italy inspires romance and the producers of First Dates, the Channel 4 show, are hoping to stir up some passion with the new series of First Dates Hotel, a spin-off of the original programme. The premise, as usual, is to treat an assorted bunch of lonely hearts to dinner with a blind date and leave them to get acquainted while the cameras roll, with the added frisson of knowing that couples can choose not to wave their date off home at the end of the night. Aquapetra, a luxury hotel and spa set amid olive groves in the heart of Campania, is the romantic location of this year’s series. I took a sneak peek at the hotel last month and thought its stone cottages (formerly home to lime kiln workers in the 19th century), winding paths, architect-designed barns and vintage cars (just for show, sadly), lent it a delightful, village-like atmosphere. Fred Sirieix, the debonair maître d' of First Dates, agrees: “It’s beautiful. The sun is constantly shining, you’re far away from everywhere and all you have to do is worry about yourself and your date.” The best rooms – and those that I’d recommend amorous couples seek out – are the split-level cottage suites that enjoy gorgeous mountain views from their two terraces. The décor is kept simple so as not to detract from the bucolic views. “We looked at a number of hotels all over Italy,” a member of the production team told me, “But when we saw Aquapetra we knew we’d found ‘The One’. The resort is filled with beautiful nooks and crannies where couples can get romantic.”  With a village-like ambience and bucolic views, Aquapetra makes for an enchanting and romantic getaway. • The 50 most romantic hotels in Europe The staff at Aquapetra are fun to be around, particularly so the restaurant manager, Francesca, who is eccentric, charming and set to be the new star of the show, in which she is at Fred's side, helping keep a watchful eye over the daters. “When we started filming we knew straight away that Francesca’s relationship with Fred was one everyone would fall in love with, it’s heartwarming, funny and at times a little tempestuous,” said the producer. And what did Francesca make of smooth-talking Fred? “In Italy, we would consider Fred an 'Amatore',” Francesca told me. “A more elegant and smart version of a Latin lover. Though completely platonic, he makes every woman he meets feel very special,” she added. Francesca was the highlight of my stay too, with an amazing knowledge of local wine and a kind heart – volunteering, for example, to push our toddler’s buggy back and forth so that my husband and I could finish our dinner in peace. In the programme, the couples meet for the first time in La Locanda del Borgo, the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, a large, duskily-lit stone space that serves dishes such as beef carpaccio with horseradish and unripe peach, and a risotto with blue goat’s cheese and an orange and vinegar reduction. I found the food exemplary and the tables set just the right distance apart to encourage intimacy. “The daters absolutely loved the place,” my producer friend told me, though the film crew did add a brass bar centrepiece for added effect. On the prowl for lonely hearts: the First Dates team at Aquapetra. • The world's best honeymoon hotels and destinations During my time at Aquapetra, we strolled in oak woods, visited a nearby pizzeria and toured Sant’Agata de Goti, a pretty, medieval village about 15 miles from the hotel. But we spent most of our time (seperately, I might add; no time for romance with a toddler around) in the adults-only spa. The daters, meanwhile, were able to indulge in couples’ massages, wine tasting in the olive groves and picnic in the mountains. “Our hotel is not just romantic, it’s magical,” Francesca said. “The sunsets, the calming perfume of the olive groves, the chapel… I am certain that hundreds if not thousands of children have been conceived here.” And what can guests expect of this year’s daters? A casual moment by the pool results in fireworks and the show’s first love triangle, while a tarot-reading grandmother from Bolton is paired with her dream date, a Rastafarian poet. Take it from me, though, you don’t need to be dizzy with desire to enjoy this hotel. If the only thing you have eyes for is some R&R in lovely scenery, you’ll get along just fine. First Dates Hotel starts on Monday, January 8, at 10pm on Channel 4. • Read a full review of the property: Aquapetra Resort & Spa, Campania Check Availability

Inside the First Dates Hotel: the Michelin-starred resort where love is always on the menu

Something about Italy inspires romance and the producers of First Dates, the Channel 4 show, are hoping to stir up some passion with the new series of First Dates Hotel, a spin-off of the original programme. The premise, as usual, is to treat an assorted bunch of lonely hearts to dinner with a blind date and leave them to get acquainted while the cameras roll, with the added frisson of knowing that couples can choose not to wave their date off home at the end of the night. Aquapetra, a luxury hotel and spa set amid olive groves in the heart of Campania, is the romantic location of this year’s series. I took a sneak peek at the hotel last month and thought its stone cottages (formerly home to lime kiln workers in the 19th century), winding paths, architect-designed barns and vintage cars (just for show, sadly), lent it a delightful, village-like atmosphere. Fred Sirieix, the debonair maître d' of First Dates, agrees: “It’s beautiful. The sun is constantly shining, you’re far away from everywhere and all you have to do is worry about yourself and your date.” The best rooms – and those that I’d recommend amorous couples seek out – are the split-level cottage suites that enjoy gorgeous mountain views from their two terraces. The décor is kept simple so as not to detract from the bucolic views. “We looked at a number of hotels all over Italy,” a member of the production team told me, “But when we saw Aquapetra we knew we’d found ‘The One’. The resort is filled with beautiful nooks and crannies where couples can get romantic.”  With a village-like ambience and bucolic views, Aquapetra makes for an enchanting and romantic getaway. • The 50 most romantic hotels in Europe The staff at Aquapetra are fun to be around, particularly so the restaurant manager, Francesca, who is eccentric, charming and set to be the new star of the show, in which she is at Fred's side, helping keep a watchful eye over the daters. “When we started filming we knew straight away that Francesca’s relationship with Fred was one everyone would fall in love with, it’s heartwarming, funny and at times a little tempestuous,” said the producer. And what did Francesca make of smooth-talking Fred? “In Italy, we would consider Fred an 'Amatore',” Francesca told me. “A more elegant and smart version of a Latin lover. Though completely platonic, he makes every woman he meets feel very special,” she added. Francesca was the highlight of my stay too, with an amazing knowledge of local wine and a kind heart – volunteering, for example, to push our toddler’s buggy back and forth so that my husband and I could finish our dinner in peace. In the programme, the couples meet for the first time in La Locanda del Borgo, the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, a large, duskily-lit stone space that serves dishes such as beef carpaccio with horseradish and unripe peach, and a risotto with blue goat’s cheese and an orange and vinegar reduction. I found the food exemplary and the tables set just the right distance apart to encourage intimacy. “The daters absolutely loved the place,” my producer friend told me, though the film crew did add a brass bar centrepiece for added effect. On the prowl for lonely hearts: the First Dates team at Aquapetra. • The world's best honeymoon hotels and destinations During my time at Aquapetra, we strolled in oak woods, visited a nearby pizzeria and toured Sant’Agata de Goti, a pretty, medieval village about 15 miles from the hotel. But we spent most of our time (seperately, I might add; no time for romance with a toddler around) in the adults-only spa. The daters, meanwhile, were able to indulge in couples’ massages, wine tasting in the olive groves and picnic in the mountains. “Our hotel is not just romantic, it’s magical,” Francesca said. “The sunsets, the calming perfume of the olive groves, the chapel… I am certain that hundreds if not thousands of children have been conceived here.” And what can guests expect of this year’s daters? A casual moment by the pool results in fireworks and the show’s first love triangle, while a tarot-reading grandmother from Bolton is paired with her dream date, a Rastafarian poet. Take it from me, though, you don’t need to be dizzy with desire to enjoy this hotel. If the only thing you have eyes for is some R&R in lovely scenery, you’ll get along just fine. First Dates Hotel starts on Monday, January 8, at 10pm on Channel 4. • Read a full review of the property: Aquapetra Resort & Spa, Campania Check Availability

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson backs FA Cup to regain its 'prestige' as big clubs focus on chance to win a trophy 

The Bolton manager Phil Parkinson has warned Huddersfield that the FA Cup will intensify in the fourth round, as Manchester City’s impregnable Premier League position refocuses the attention of their rivals back towards the competition. The third round has been blighted by weakened teams with managers citing the heavy festive schedule to explain unconventional line-ups. However, Parkinson, whose team were defeated 2-1 by a Huddersfield XI containing eight alterations from their last league fixture, stressed that he expects the competition to regain its “prestige” moving forward. “As the competition progresses, with Man City probably winning the Premier League, a lot of emphasis is going to be put on the FA Cup by the big teams because all those sort of managers want to win a trophy,” Parkinson said. “People talk about the FA Cup losing a bit of its prestige but I think everyone will find once this round is out the way there will not be too many weakened teams going forward. When round four comes the cup will have a different edge to it this year.” Huddersfield’s progression from their first FA Cup outing as a top-flight side since 1972 was confirmed by two goals in the space of a minute from Rajiv Van La Parra and Danny Williams. Derik Osede replied for Bolton but the Terriers - fielding on-loan Monaco defender Terence Kongolo for the first time – stood firm. Their head coach David Wagner, insisted that far from causing further strain, a cup run would be welcomed by his players who faced the demands of the Championship last term. “We love to win football matches,” Wagner said. “If it’s in the cup we love it. If it’s in the Premier League we love it as well. Every win makes you more confident. Your chest gets bigger and that’s why I liked to win, for the dressing room. “We wanted to be involved, we wanted to have more games and compared to last season where we had 54 games, this season so far, feels like holidays.”

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson backs FA Cup to regain its 'prestige' as big clubs focus on chance to win a trophy 

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson backs FA Cup to regain its 'prestige' as big clubs focus on chance to win a trophy 

Shrewsbury Town 0 West Ham 0, FA Cup: Joe Hart denies his former club to force third-round replay  

Joe Hart prevented an FA Cup embarrassment for West Ham United on his return to Shrewsbury Town. Paul Hurst's promotion challengers created numerous chances to have become the second giantkillers of the day after Newport County from League Two beat Championship side Leeds United 2-1. But they were kept in it by their goalkeeper Hart, who started his career with the hosts and made two flying saves, while Jon Nolan wasted a golden chance at the death. Shrewsbury were handed a boost before the game with the news that goalkeeper Dean Henderson – on loan from Manchester United – had been given the chance to play after being prevented from figuring in the first two rounds. By contrast Hart seemed ill prepared on his return to his home town. Joe Hart helped secure a replay for West Ham against his former club Credit: Getty Images  Struggling to see in the glare of the sun, he was handed a baseball cap by a fan behind the goal – claiming to be someone called Jack Martin-Kenny on social media. And it was Hart who was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers. James Bolton and Ben Godfrey both tried to convert Shaun Whalley's deep free kick at the far post after 27 minutes but Joe Hart smothered. Shrewsbury had another chance on 31 but Omar Beckles' 25-yard drive cleared Hart's bar by a foot. Hart was then forced into two crucial saves to stop his old club taking the lead. First Mat Sadler burst from the back and saw his left-foot drive beaten away, then Alex Rodman's low shot from a similar spot went the same way. Shrewsbury remained the more likely scorers into the second half, even remaining untroubled when they were down to 10 men for several minutes after Sadler went off to have his gashed head bandaged. West Ham manager David Moyes barks his instructions at New Meadow  Credit: Reuters  The League One side continued to make a mockery of the two division, 31-place gap between the teams well into the second period. Shrewsbury piled men forward and Rodman could only drill a bobbling effort straight at Hart when he perhaps should have crossed. Pinned back at times, West Ham were reduced to chasing the opposition and Pedro Obiang was outraged when he conceded a free kick for a foul on Jon Nolan some 40 yards from goal with five minutes to go. At the same time the Hammers faced disruption with Winston Reid forced off injured, to be replaced by Domingos Quina. From the resulting free kick swung in by Shaun Whalley, Shrewsbury wasted another chance of glory when Nolan blazed over from substitute Max Lowe pull back after Aristote Nsiala headed across goal and Josh Cullen was caught dawdling on the line. Shrewsbury broke away in time added on through Jon Nolan but after finding Lowe, the left back ran into trouble. The game ended goalless but it will West Ham who were the more relieved to have secured a replay.   3:58PM Dour day for West Ham It ends goalless. There will be a replay at London Stadium. pic.twitter.com/NhX0MyIESb— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 3:57PM Full time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham The Shrews deserve their replay at the London Stadium after an excellent performance, in which they outclassed Premier League opposition for long periods. West Ham were frankly dire, with another 90 minutes of football their punishment for being so completely unimaginative. 3:55PM 91+3 mins Shrewsbury so, so nearly go one on one after a great break from midfield, but Nolan can't get the final ball right and Payne gives away a free kick. 3:53PM 91+2 mins West Ham finally show some enterprise going forwards, forcing Shrewsbury onto the back foot. All they have to show for it so far is a Masuaku long throw into the box, however. 3:49PM 88 mins Final change for the Shrews, who are really going for it now. Shaun Whalley is replaced by young forward Arthur Gnahoua. 3:48PM 86 mins Chance to win it for Shrewsbury! A long free kick is pumped into the box and headed across goal by Aristotle Nsiala. Stefan Payne wins the ball in an unlikely position and squares to Jon Nolan, but he can only blast over the bar from close range. 3:46PM 85 mins Winston Reid is forced off after seemingly twisting his knee. Domingos Quina is on, forcing a reshuffle in the West Ham defence. 3:43PM 81 mins It's another substitution for Shrewsbury, with Carlton Morris coming off for striker Stefan Payne. 3:42PM 79 mins Pedro Obiang dribbles through a couple of tackles and fires through a crowd of Shrewsbury defenders, but he drags his shot across the goalmouth and out for a goal kick. David Moyes watches on from the sidelines, frustrated Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:40PM 77 mins West Ham's free kick comes to nothing after a lackadaisical delivery. Cullen is on the sidelines changing his bloody kit and definitely missing a front tooth, though it appears he wants to play on. 3:37PM 75 mins West Ham have a free kick 25 yards out after Ogogo accidentally boots Cullen in the face, leaving the young midfielder with a bleeding mouth and possibly a missing tooth. The Shrews make their first substitution of the match, Max Lowe coming on for Alex Rodman. 3:33PM 72 mins West Ham fans have their hearts in their mouths as Abu Ogogo makes a slaloming run into the box, eventually shooting straight at Joe Hart from a tight angle. 3:32PM 70 mins West Ham make a substitution, Javier Hernandez coming off for 20-year-old Spanish striker Toni Martinez. 3:29PM 67 mins Whalley gallops through the midfield and it looks as if Shrewsbury will go on the break, but Josh Cullen nicks the ball away belatedly. 3:24PM 62 mins Masuaku, seemingly the only West Ham player capable of initiating attacks at the moment, wins a corner for the Hammers. Shrewsbury clear. Set pieces have become a war of attrition at this point. Arthur Masuaku has been the one bright spark for West Ham Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:22PM 59 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a great chance for Whalley, with Declan Rice the only thing between the Shrews midfielder and a goal at the back post. West Ham win a free kick for a shove in the box, temporarily easing the pressure. 3:18PM 57 mins Arthur Masuaku gets a good ball into the box, but Dean Henderson is there to gather before it can find anyone in claret and blue. Sadler is back on with his head heavily bandaged. 3:17PM 55 mins Ten-man Shrewsbury have West Ham on the ropes, Carlton Morris and James Bolton playing a give-and-go to the right of the area before the latter smashes a vicious cross into the box. It's scrambled away in desperation, but not before a mix up on the ball sees the Shrews squander a great shooting opportunity. Shrewsbury have picked up where they left off in the first half Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:14PM 53 mins Meanwhile, Mat Sadler's head wound appears to have reopened. He's left the pitch to get stitches or staples, presumably. 3:13PM 51 mins West Ham squander a series of free kicks, thrown-ins and half-decent passing moves, but are struggling to create half chances at the moment, let alone chances. Pedro Obiang finds Andre Ayew with one ball into the box, but he can only direct another weak header at Dean Henderson. 3:08PM 46 mins Alex Rodman runs all through the West Ham defence and across the face of the box, but attempts to set up Shaun Whalley for the shot rather than taking it himself. The move fizzles out. It's an early warning for West Ham. 3:06PM Teams back out ... and the body language from the West Ham players is telling. They'll have to be less lethargic to get the better of this second half. 2:51PM Half time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham It's indicative of West Ham's general shakiness that Shrewsbury get another chance before the end of the half, winning a corner after a mix up in defence and causing havoc in the box before the ball goes out for a goal kick. The Shrews have been by far the better side so far and West Ham fans will surely have that sinking feeling. David Moyes needs to re-energise his flagging team at half time or the upset is on. Shrewsbury have been well on top at New Meadow Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:48PM 45+1 mins Jon Nolan fizzes a shot past Joe Hart's near post from the edge of the box, capping a half in which Shrewsbury have looked far likelier to score than West Ham. 2:46PM 44 mins Godfrey wins a free kick almost on the halfway line, this after being brought down by two or three mistimed tackles. The delivery has 'goal at the death' written all over it, but it drifts too far wide of the danger zone. 2:43PM 42 mins Andre Ayew manages to get a low shot on target from a narrow angle, but there's no real venom in it and Dean Henderson collects. 2:43PM 41 mins Sadler launches a big free kick up for the swarming Shrews but West Ham clear. Shrewsbury are well on top here, largely dictating the tempo of the game. Shrewsbury have made West Ham uncomfortable so far Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 2:38PM 35 mins Joe Hart makes a great save first from Mat Sadler and then from Alex Rodman, as Shrewsbury suddenly up the tempo and threaten to roar into the lead. Sadler got in behind and saw his shot across the face of goal pushed out brilliantly by Hart, while Rodman stung the West Ham keeper's palms from outside the box. 2:36PM 34 mins The free kick comes to Obiang, who directs a weak header on target but straight at Shrews goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Meanwhile, Ayew and Sadler are back on. 2:34PM 31 mins Andre Ayew and Mat Sadler clash heads in the Shrewsbury half, leaving the former writhing on the floor and the latter bleeding from the head. Both are forced to leave the pitch for treatment. It'll be a West Ham free kick when play resumes. 2:32PM 30 mins Chance for Shrewsbury! Declan Rice clears straight to Omar Beckles on the edge of the West Ham area, before the Shrews defender shapes up and shoots just over the bar. 2:27PM 25 mins Referee Paul Tierney has a word with Pedro Obiang after he fouls Nolan in the middle of the park. Whalley's in-swinging delivery is a dangerous one and Joe Hart is forced to come out and smother the ball under pressure from Godfrey. Joe Hart, wearing his cap requisitioned from the travelling fans Credit: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images 2:23PM 21 mins West Ham win a free kick in Shrewsbury's final third, but Masuaku produces a fairly awful delivery which is easily cleared. 2:20PM 17 mins Javier Hernandez is down clutching his knee after a jarring clash with Shrews captain Abu Ogogo, who challenged him – fairly, mind – as he attempted to clear a loose ball. After a break in play it looks like Hernandez will be able to continue, which is good. 2:17PM 15 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a long free kick from Shaun Whalley causes chaos in the box. West Ham struggle to clear their lines but eventually hack the ball away. The Shrews are giving as good as they get here. 2:14PM 10 mins Shrews midfielder Ben Godfrey makes a great break in the middle of the park, before Alex Rodman wins a free kick in a promising position outside the box. Jon Nolan's shot ricochets off the wall and out to safety. Meanwhile, Joe Hart is now shielding his eyes from the bright sun with a cap requisitioned from the West Ham fans. 2:10PM 8 mins Cheikhou Kouyate wins a corner for West Ham after good work from Masuaku. Carlton Morris clears at the near post but the ball is pumped back in for Kouyate, who sends a glancing header wide of the post. 2:06PM 5 mins It's been a scrappy opening spell which may well herald an old-school cup tie. Arthur Masuaku has made a few inroads down the left for West Ham, but other than that neither side have made much in attack. Arthur Masuaku is always a danger for West Ham Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:01PM West Ham kick off Can you feel that? Yes, that's the magic of the cup flowing through your veins. 1:57PM Teams in the tunnel ... and Joe Hart prepares to lead his West Ham teammates out against his old club. Meanwhile, in the BBC, studio, all the talk is of a shock result for Shrewsbury (to the point where it might not actually be that much of a shock). 1:54PM Hurst fancies an upset "We hope so," Paul Hurst says when asked whether Shrewsbury can beat the Hammers. "We know we're going to have to be at our best. West Ham have put a strong team out, so I think they've given us that respect." 1:02PM Shrewsbury team news MATCHDAY: The Town side that takes on @WestHamUtd in the @EmiratesFACup this afternoon #saloppic.twitter.com/KZ2WnXU8Mz— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) January 7, 2018 1:00PM West Ham team news Joe Hart captains the team on his return to Shrewsbury! pic.twitter.com/waA71lLN4x— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 12:58PM Shrewsbury homecomings Though he may have ill-fated memories of facing Shrewsbury as a manager, David Moyes spent three years at the club as a player between 1987 and 1990. Meanwhile, out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart began his career with the Shrews, making 58 appearances before signing for Manchester City in 2006. He returns in unhappy circumstances, having been demoted to the West Ham bench in recent times. 12:50PM Match preview Having seen fellow Premier League strugglers Stoke beaten by lower-league opposition yesterday, West Ham fans will be desperate for their side to avoid an FA Cup upset this weekend. While Stoke succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena – a result which cost manager Mark Hughes his job – West Ham travel to Shropshire today to take on Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews are currently second in League One and undefeated in eight matches, making them exactly the sort of team who could cause problems for an indifferent Premier League side. Even more worrying for West Ham supporters, David Moyes has expressed little enthusiasm for cup football in the run up to their third-round tie. Speaking in the midweek,  he said: "We can’t afford to damage our league season. If I thought I could win the FA Cup I would definitely try, but I would have to think twice if I thought it was going to affect our results in the Premier League." David Moyes doesn't have the luxury of making the FA Cup a priority Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images West Ham are 15th in the top flight after something of an upturn in form since Moyes' arrival, but the Hammers are hardly invulnerable to disaster. 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. A repeat of that result this afternoon would be a blow to fan morale at West Ham, even if Moyes might tacitly appreciate the chance to focus on the Premier League relegation battle. With wind back in their sails after a listless last few months under Slaven Bilic, however, it would be a waste to allow that momentum to dissipate in the face of the quietly confident Shrews. When he took over at New Meadow in October 2016, Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst inherited a team which were rock bottom of the third division. Having escaped relegation that season after finishing in the lower-mid table – a fate which Moyes would take in a heartbeat right now – Hurst will no doubt feel that his side are capable of upsetting the odds and making national headlines. Paul Hurst at New Meadow before kick off Credit: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images

Shrewsbury Town 0 West Ham 0, FA Cup: Joe Hart denies his former club to force third-round replay  

Joe Hart prevented an FA Cup embarrassment for West Ham United on his return to Shrewsbury Town. Paul Hurst's promotion challengers created numerous chances to have become the second giantkillers of the day after Newport County from League Two beat Championship side Leeds United 2-1. But they were kept in it by their goalkeeper Hart, who started his career with the hosts and made two flying saves, while Jon Nolan wasted a golden chance at the death. Shrewsbury were handed a boost before the game with the news that goalkeeper Dean Henderson – on loan from Manchester United – had been given the chance to play after being prevented from figuring in the first two rounds. By contrast Hart seemed ill prepared on his return to his home town. Joe Hart helped secure a replay for West Ham against his former club Credit: Getty Images  Struggling to see in the glare of the sun, he was handed a baseball cap by a fan behind the goal – claiming to be someone called Jack Martin-Kenny on social media. And it was Hart who was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers. James Bolton and Ben Godfrey both tried to convert Shaun Whalley's deep free kick at the far post after 27 minutes but Joe Hart smothered. Shrewsbury had another chance on 31 but Omar Beckles' 25-yard drive cleared Hart's bar by a foot. Hart was then forced into two crucial saves to stop his old club taking the lead. First Mat Sadler burst from the back and saw his left-foot drive beaten away, then Alex Rodman's low shot from a similar spot went the same way. Shrewsbury remained the more likely scorers into the second half, even remaining untroubled when they were down to 10 men for several minutes after Sadler went off to have his gashed head bandaged. West Ham manager David Moyes barks his instructions at New Meadow  Credit: Reuters  The League One side continued to make a mockery of the two division, 31-place gap between the teams well into the second period. Shrewsbury piled men forward and Rodman could only drill a bobbling effort straight at Hart when he perhaps should have crossed. Pinned back at times, West Ham were reduced to chasing the opposition and Pedro Obiang was outraged when he conceded a free kick for a foul on Jon Nolan some 40 yards from goal with five minutes to go. At the same time the Hammers faced disruption with Winston Reid forced off injured, to be replaced by Domingos Quina. From the resulting free kick swung in by Shaun Whalley, Shrewsbury wasted another chance of glory when Nolan blazed over from substitute Max Lowe pull back after Aristote Nsiala headed across goal and Josh Cullen was caught dawdling on the line. Shrewsbury broke away in time added on through Jon Nolan but after finding Lowe, the left back ran into trouble. The game ended goalless but it will West Ham who were the more relieved to have secured a replay.   3:58PM Dour day for West Ham It ends goalless. There will be a replay at London Stadium. pic.twitter.com/NhX0MyIESb— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 3:57PM Full time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham The Shrews deserve their replay at the London Stadium after an excellent performance, in which they outclassed Premier League opposition for long periods. West Ham were frankly dire, with another 90 minutes of football their punishment for being so completely unimaginative. 3:55PM 91+3 mins Shrewsbury so, so nearly go one on one after a great break from midfield, but Nolan can't get the final ball right and Payne gives away a free kick. 3:53PM 91+2 mins West Ham finally show some enterprise going forwards, forcing Shrewsbury onto the back foot. All they have to show for it so far is a Masuaku long throw into the box, however. 3:49PM 88 mins Final change for the Shrews, who are really going for it now. Shaun Whalley is replaced by young forward Arthur Gnahoua. 3:48PM 86 mins Chance to win it for Shrewsbury! A long free kick is pumped into the box and headed across goal by Aristotle Nsiala. Stefan Payne wins the ball in an unlikely position and squares to Jon Nolan, but he can only blast over the bar from close range. 3:46PM 85 mins Winston Reid is forced off after seemingly twisting his knee. Domingos Quina is on, forcing a reshuffle in the West Ham defence. 3:43PM 81 mins It's another substitution for Shrewsbury, with Carlton Morris coming off for striker Stefan Payne. 3:42PM 79 mins Pedro Obiang dribbles through a couple of tackles and fires through a crowd of Shrewsbury defenders, but he drags his shot across the goalmouth and out for a goal kick. David Moyes watches on from the sidelines, frustrated Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:40PM 77 mins West Ham's free kick comes to nothing after a lackadaisical delivery. Cullen is on the sidelines changing his bloody kit and definitely missing a front tooth, though it appears he wants to play on. 3:37PM 75 mins West Ham have a free kick 25 yards out after Ogogo accidentally boots Cullen in the face, leaving the young midfielder with a bleeding mouth and possibly a missing tooth. The Shrews make their first substitution of the match, Max Lowe coming on for Alex Rodman. 3:33PM 72 mins West Ham fans have their hearts in their mouths as Abu Ogogo makes a slaloming run into the box, eventually shooting straight at Joe Hart from a tight angle. 3:32PM 70 mins West Ham make a substitution, Javier Hernandez coming off for 20-year-old Spanish striker Toni Martinez. 3:29PM 67 mins Whalley gallops through the midfield and it looks as if Shrewsbury will go on the break, but Josh Cullen nicks the ball away belatedly. 3:24PM 62 mins Masuaku, seemingly the only West Ham player capable of initiating attacks at the moment, wins a corner for the Hammers. Shrewsbury clear. Set pieces have become a war of attrition at this point. Arthur Masuaku has been the one bright spark for West Ham Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:22PM 59 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a great chance for Whalley, with Declan Rice the only thing between the Shrews midfielder and a goal at the back post. West Ham win a free kick for a shove in the box, temporarily easing the pressure. 3:18PM 57 mins Arthur Masuaku gets a good ball into the box, but Dean Henderson is there to gather before it can find anyone in claret and blue. Sadler is back on with his head heavily bandaged. 3:17PM 55 mins Ten-man Shrewsbury have West Ham on the ropes, Carlton Morris and James Bolton playing a give-and-go to the right of the area before the latter smashes a vicious cross into the box. It's scrambled away in desperation, but not before a mix up on the ball sees the Shrews squander a great shooting opportunity. Shrewsbury have picked up where they left off in the first half Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:14PM 53 mins Meanwhile, Mat Sadler's head wound appears to have reopened. He's left the pitch to get stitches or staples, presumably. 3:13PM 51 mins West Ham squander a series of free kicks, thrown-ins and half-decent passing moves, but are struggling to create half chances at the moment, let alone chances. Pedro Obiang finds Andre Ayew with one ball into the box, but he can only direct another weak header at Dean Henderson. 3:08PM 46 mins Alex Rodman runs all through the West Ham defence and across the face of the box, but attempts to set up Shaun Whalley for the shot rather than taking it himself. The move fizzles out. It's an early warning for West Ham. 3:06PM Teams back out ... and the body language from the West Ham players is telling. They'll have to be less lethargic to get the better of this second half. 2:51PM Half time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham It's indicative of West Ham's general shakiness that Shrewsbury get another chance before the end of the half, winning a corner after a mix up in defence and causing havoc in the box before the ball goes out for a goal kick. The Shrews have been by far the better side so far and West Ham fans will surely have that sinking feeling. David Moyes needs to re-energise his flagging team at half time or the upset is on. Shrewsbury have been well on top at New Meadow Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:48PM 45+1 mins Jon Nolan fizzes a shot past Joe Hart's near post from the edge of the box, capping a half in which Shrewsbury have looked far likelier to score than West Ham. 2:46PM 44 mins Godfrey wins a free kick almost on the halfway line, this after being brought down by two or three mistimed tackles. The delivery has 'goal at the death' written all over it, but it drifts too far wide of the danger zone. 2:43PM 42 mins Andre Ayew manages to get a low shot on target from a narrow angle, but there's no real venom in it and Dean Henderson collects. 2:43PM 41 mins Sadler launches a big free kick up for the swarming Shrews but West Ham clear. Shrewsbury are well on top here, largely dictating the tempo of the game. Shrewsbury have made West Ham uncomfortable so far Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 2:38PM 35 mins Joe Hart makes a great save first from Mat Sadler and then from Alex Rodman, as Shrewsbury suddenly up the tempo and threaten to roar into the lead. Sadler got in behind and saw his shot across the face of goal pushed out brilliantly by Hart, while Rodman stung the West Ham keeper's palms from outside the box. 2:36PM 34 mins The free kick comes to Obiang, who directs a weak header on target but straight at Shrews goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Meanwhile, Ayew and Sadler are back on. 2:34PM 31 mins Andre Ayew and Mat Sadler clash heads in the Shrewsbury half, leaving the former writhing on the floor and the latter bleeding from the head. Both are forced to leave the pitch for treatment. It'll be a West Ham free kick when play resumes. 2:32PM 30 mins Chance for Shrewsbury! Declan Rice clears straight to Omar Beckles on the edge of the West Ham area, before the Shrews defender shapes up and shoots just over the bar. 2:27PM 25 mins Referee Paul Tierney has a word with Pedro Obiang after he fouls Nolan in the middle of the park. Whalley's in-swinging delivery is a dangerous one and Joe Hart is forced to come out and smother the ball under pressure from Godfrey. Joe Hart, wearing his cap requisitioned from the travelling fans Credit: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images 2:23PM 21 mins West Ham win a free kick in Shrewsbury's final third, but Masuaku produces a fairly awful delivery which is easily cleared. 2:20PM 17 mins Javier Hernandez is down clutching his knee after a jarring clash with Shrews captain Abu Ogogo, who challenged him – fairly, mind – as he attempted to clear a loose ball. After a break in play it looks like Hernandez will be able to continue, which is good. 2:17PM 15 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a long free kick from Shaun Whalley causes chaos in the box. West Ham struggle to clear their lines but eventually hack the ball away. The Shrews are giving as good as they get here. 2:14PM 10 mins Shrews midfielder Ben Godfrey makes a great break in the middle of the park, before Alex Rodman wins a free kick in a promising position outside the box. Jon Nolan's shot ricochets off the wall and out to safety. Meanwhile, Joe Hart is now shielding his eyes from the bright sun with a cap requisitioned from the West Ham fans. 2:10PM 8 mins Cheikhou Kouyate wins a corner for West Ham after good work from Masuaku. Carlton Morris clears at the near post but the ball is pumped back in for Kouyate, who sends a glancing header wide of the post. 2:06PM 5 mins It's been a scrappy opening spell which may well herald an old-school cup tie. Arthur Masuaku has made a few inroads down the left for West Ham, but other than that neither side have made much in attack. Arthur Masuaku is always a danger for West Ham Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:01PM West Ham kick off Can you feel that? Yes, that's the magic of the cup flowing through your veins. 1:57PM Teams in the tunnel ... and Joe Hart prepares to lead his West Ham teammates out against his old club. Meanwhile, in the BBC, studio, all the talk is of a shock result for Shrewsbury (to the point where it might not actually be that much of a shock). 1:54PM Hurst fancies an upset "We hope so," Paul Hurst says when asked whether Shrewsbury can beat the Hammers. "We know we're going to have to be at our best. West Ham have put a strong team out, so I think they've given us that respect." 1:02PM Shrewsbury team news MATCHDAY: The Town side that takes on @WestHamUtd in the @EmiratesFACup this afternoon #saloppic.twitter.com/KZ2WnXU8Mz— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) January 7, 2018 1:00PM West Ham team news Joe Hart captains the team on his return to Shrewsbury! pic.twitter.com/waA71lLN4x— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 12:58PM Shrewsbury homecomings Though he may have ill-fated memories of facing Shrewsbury as a manager, David Moyes spent three years at the club as a player between 1987 and 1990. Meanwhile, out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart began his career with the Shrews, making 58 appearances before signing for Manchester City in 2006. He returns in unhappy circumstances, having been demoted to the West Ham bench in recent times. 12:50PM Match preview Having seen fellow Premier League strugglers Stoke beaten by lower-league opposition yesterday, West Ham fans will be desperate for their side to avoid an FA Cup upset this weekend. While Stoke succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena – a result which cost manager Mark Hughes his job – West Ham travel to Shropshire today to take on Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews are currently second in League One and undefeated in eight matches, making them exactly the sort of team who could cause problems for an indifferent Premier League side. Even more worrying for West Ham supporters, David Moyes has expressed little enthusiasm for cup football in the run up to their third-round tie. Speaking in the midweek,  he said: "We can’t afford to damage our league season. If I thought I could win the FA Cup I would definitely try, but I would have to think twice if I thought it was going to affect our results in the Premier League." David Moyes doesn't have the luxury of making the FA Cup a priority Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images West Ham are 15th in the top flight after something of an upturn in form since Moyes' arrival, but the Hammers are hardly invulnerable to disaster. 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. A repeat of that result this afternoon would be a blow to fan morale at West Ham, even if Moyes might tacitly appreciate the chance to focus on the Premier League relegation battle. With wind back in their sails after a listless last few months under Slaven Bilic, however, it would be a waste to allow that momentum to dissipate in the face of the quietly confident Shrews. When he took over at New Meadow in October 2016, Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst inherited a team which were rock bottom of the third division. Having escaped relegation that season after finishing in the lower-mid table – a fate which Moyes would take in a heartbeat right now – Hurst will no doubt feel that his side are capable of upsetting the odds and making national headlines. Paul Hurst at New Meadow before kick off Credit: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images

Shrewsbury Town 0 West Ham 0, FA Cup: Joe Hart denies his former club to force third-round replay  

Joe Hart prevented an FA Cup embarrassment for West Ham United on his return to Shrewsbury Town. Paul Hurst's promotion challengers created numerous chances to have become the second giantkillers of the day after Newport County from League Two beat Championship side Leeds United 2-1. But they were kept in it by their goalkeeper Hart, who started his career with the hosts and made two flying saves, while Jon Nolan wasted a golden chance at the death. Shrewsbury were handed a boost before the game with the news that goalkeeper Dean Henderson – on loan from Manchester United – had been given the chance to play after being prevented from figuring in the first two rounds. By contrast Hart seemed ill prepared on his return to his home town. Joe Hart helped secure a replay for West Ham against his former club Credit: Getty Images  Struggling to see in the glare of the sun, he was handed a baseball cap by a fan behind the goal – claiming to be someone called Jack Martin-Kenny on social media. And it was Hart who was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers. James Bolton and Ben Godfrey both tried to convert Shaun Whalley's deep free kick at the far post after 27 minutes but Joe Hart smothered. Shrewsbury had another chance on 31 but Omar Beckles' 25-yard drive cleared Hart's bar by a foot. Hart was then forced into two crucial saves to stop his old club taking the lead. First Mat Sadler burst from the back and saw his left-foot drive beaten away, then Alex Rodman's low shot from a similar spot went the same way. Shrewsbury remained the more likely scorers into the second half, even remaining untroubled when they were down to 10 men for several minutes after Sadler went off to have his gashed head bandaged. West Ham manager David Moyes barks his instructions at New Meadow  Credit: Reuters  The League One side continued to make a mockery of the two division, 31-place gap between the teams well into the second period. Shrewsbury piled men forward and Rodman could only drill a bobbling effort straight at Hart when he perhaps should have crossed. Pinned back at times, West Ham were reduced to chasing the opposition and Pedro Obiang was outraged when he conceded a free kick for a foul on Jon Nolan some 40 yards from goal with five minutes to go. At the same time the Hammers faced disruption with Winston Reid forced off injured, to be replaced by Domingos Quina. From the resulting free kick swung in by Shaun Whalley, Shrewsbury wasted another chance of glory when Nolan blazed over from substitute Max Lowe pull back after Aristote Nsiala headed across goal and Josh Cullen was caught dawdling on the line. Shrewsbury broke away in time added on through Jon Nolan but after finding Lowe, the left back ran into trouble. The game ended goalless but it will West Ham who were the more relieved to have secured a replay.   3:58PM Dour day for West Ham It ends goalless. There will be a replay at London Stadium. pic.twitter.com/NhX0MyIESb— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 3:57PM Full time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham The Shrews deserve their replay at the London Stadium after an excellent performance, in which they outclassed Premier League opposition for long periods. West Ham were frankly dire, with another 90 minutes of football their punishment for being so completely unimaginative. 3:55PM 91+3 mins Shrewsbury so, so nearly go one on one after a great break from midfield, but Nolan can't get the final ball right and Payne gives away a free kick. 3:53PM 91+2 mins West Ham finally show some enterprise going forwards, forcing Shrewsbury onto the back foot. All they have to show for it so far is a Masuaku long throw into the box, however. 3:49PM 88 mins Final change for the Shrews, who are really going for it now. Shaun Whalley is replaced by young forward Arthur Gnahoua. 3:48PM 86 mins Chance to win it for Shrewsbury! A long free kick is pumped into the box and headed across goal by Aristotle Nsiala. Stefan Payne wins the ball in an unlikely position and squares to Jon Nolan, but he can only blast over the bar from close range. 3:46PM 85 mins Winston Reid is forced off after seemingly twisting his knee. Domingos Quina is on, forcing a reshuffle in the West Ham defence. 3:43PM 81 mins It's another substitution for Shrewsbury, with Carlton Morris coming off for striker Stefan Payne. 3:42PM 79 mins Pedro Obiang dribbles through a couple of tackles and fires through a crowd of Shrewsbury defenders, but he drags his shot across the goalmouth and out for a goal kick. David Moyes watches on from the sidelines, frustrated Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:40PM 77 mins West Ham's free kick comes to nothing after a lackadaisical delivery. Cullen is on the sidelines changing his bloody kit and definitely missing a front tooth, though it appears he wants to play on. 3:37PM 75 mins West Ham have a free kick 25 yards out after Ogogo accidentally boots Cullen in the face, leaving the young midfielder with a bleeding mouth and possibly a missing tooth. The Shrews make their first substitution of the match, Max Lowe coming on for Alex Rodman. 3:33PM 72 mins West Ham fans have their hearts in their mouths as Abu Ogogo makes a slaloming run into the box, eventually shooting straight at Joe Hart from a tight angle. 3:32PM 70 mins West Ham make a substitution, Javier Hernandez coming off for 20-year-old Spanish striker Toni Martinez. 3:29PM 67 mins Whalley gallops through the midfield and it looks as if Shrewsbury will go on the break, but Josh Cullen nicks the ball away belatedly. 3:24PM 62 mins Masuaku, seemingly the only West Ham player capable of initiating attacks at the moment, wins a corner for the Hammers. Shrewsbury clear. Set pieces have become a war of attrition at this point. Arthur Masuaku has been the one bright spark for West Ham Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:22PM 59 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a great chance for Whalley, with Declan Rice the only thing between the Shrews midfielder and a goal at the back post. West Ham win a free kick for a shove in the box, temporarily easing the pressure. 3:18PM 57 mins Arthur Masuaku gets a good ball into the box, but Dean Henderson is there to gather before it can find anyone in claret and blue. Sadler is back on with his head heavily bandaged. 3:17PM 55 mins Ten-man Shrewsbury have West Ham on the ropes, Carlton Morris and James Bolton playing a give-and-go to the right of the area before the latter smashes a vicious cross into the box. It's scrambled away in desperation, but not before a mix up on the ball sees the Shrews squander a great shooting opportunity. Shrewsbury have picked up where they left off in the first half Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:14PM 53 mins Meanwhile, Mat Sadler's head wound appears to have reopened. He's left the pitch to get stitches or staples, presumably. 3:13PM 51 mins West Ham squander a series of free kicks, thrown-ins and half-decent passing moves, but are struggling to create half chances at the moment, let alone chances. Pedro Obiang finds Andre Ayew with one ball into the box, but he can only direct another weak header at Dean Henderson. 3:08PM 46 mins Alex Rodman runs all through the West Ham defence and across the face of the box, but attempts to set up Shaun Whalley for the shot rather than taking it himself. The move fizzles out. It's an early warning for West Ham. 3:06PM Teams back out ... and the body language from the West Ham players is telling. They'll have to be less lethargic to get the better of this second half. 2:51PM Half time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham It's indicative of West Ham's general shakiness that Shrewsbury get another chance before the end of the half, winning a corner after a mix up in defence and causing havoc in the box before the ball goes out for a goal kick. The Shrews have been by far the better side so far and West Ham fans will surely have that sinking feeling. David Moyes needs to re-energise his flagging team at half time or the upset is on. Shrewsbury have been well on top at New Meadow Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:48PM 45+1 mins Jon Nolan fizzes a shot past Joe Hart's near post from the edge of the box, capping a half in which Shrewsbury have looked far likelier to score than West Ham. 2:46PM 44 mins Godfrey wins a free kick almost on the halfway line, this after being brought down by two or three mistimed tackles. The delivery has 'goal at the death' written all over it, but it drifts too far wide of the danger zone. 2:43PM 42 mins Andre Ayew manages to get a low shot on target from a narrow angle, but there's no real venom in it and Dean Henderson collects. 2:43PM 41 mins Sadler launches a big free kick up for the swarming Shrews but West Ham clear. Shrewsbury are well on top here, largely dictating the tempo of the game. Shrewsbury have made West Ham uncomfortable so far Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 2:38PM 35 mins Joe Hart makes a great save first from Mat Sadler and then from Alex Rodman, as Shrewsbury suddenly up the tempo and threaten to roar into the lead. Sadler got in behind and saw his shot across the face of goal pushed out brilliantly by Hart, while Rodman stung the West Ham keeper's palms from outside the box. 2:36PM 34 mins The free kick comes to Obiang, who directs a weak header on target but straight at Shrews goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Meanwhile, Ayew and Sadler are back on. 2:34PM 31 mins Andre Ayew and Mat Sadler clash heads in the Shrewsbury half, leaving the former writhing on the floor and the latter bleeding from the head. Both are forced to leave the pitch for treatment. It'll be a West Ham free kick when play resumes. 2:32PM 30 mins Chance for Shrewsbury! Declan Rice clears straight to Omar Beckles on the edge of the West Ham area, before the Shrews defender shapes up and shoots just over the bar. 2:27PM 25 mins Referee Paul Tierney has a word with Pedro Obiang after he fouls Nolan in the middle of the park. Whalley's in-swinging delivery is a dangerous one and Joe Hart is forced to come out and smother the ball under pressure from Godfrey. Joe Hart, wearing his cap requisitioned from the travelling fans Credit: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images 2:23PM 21 mins West Ham win a free kick in Shrewsbury's final third, but Masuaku produces a fairly awful delivery which is easily cleared. 2:20PM 17 mins Javier Hernandez is down clutching his knee after a jarring clash with Shrews captain Abu Ogogo, who challenged him – fairly, mind – as he attempted to clear a loose ball. After a break in play it looks like Hernandez will be able to continue, which is good. 2:17PM 15 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a long free kick from Shaun Whalley causes chaos in the box. West Ham struggle to clear their lines but eventually hack the ball away. The Shrews are giving as good as they get here. 2:14PM 10 mins Shrews midfielder Ben Godfrey makes a great break in the middle of the park, before Alex Rodman wins a free kick in a promising position outside the box. Jon Nolan's shot ricochets off the wall and out to safety. Meanwhile, Joe Hart is now shielding his eyes from the bright sun with a cap requisitioned from the West Ham fans. 2:10PM 8 mins Cheikhou Kouyate wins a corner for West Ham after good work from Masuaku. Carlton Morris clears at the near post but the ball is pumped back in for Kouyate, who sends a glancing header wide of the post. 2:06PM 5 mins It's been a scrappy opening spell which may well herald an old-school cup tie. Arthur Masuaku has made a few inroads down the left for West Ham, but other than that neither side have made much in attack. Arthur Masuaku is always a danger for West Ham Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:01PM West Ham kick off Can you feel that? Yes, that's the magic of the cup flowing through your veins. 1:57PM Teams in the tunnel ... and Joe Hart prepares to lead his West Ham teammates out against his old club. Meanwhile, in the BBC, studio, all the talk is of a shock result for Shrewsbury (to the point where it might not actually be that much of a shock). 1:54PM Hurst fancies an upset "We hope so," Paul Hurst says when asked whether Shrewsbury can beat the Hammers. "We know we're going to have to be at our best. West Ham have put a strong team out, so I think they've given us that respect." 1:02PM Shrewsbury team news MATCHDAY: The Town side that takes on @WestHamUtd in the @EmiratesFACup this afternoon #saloppic.twitter.com/KZ2WnXU8Mz— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) January 7, 2018 1:00PM West Ham team news Joe Hart captains the team on his return to Shrewsbury! pic.twitter.com/waA71lLN4x— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 12:58PM Shrewsbury homecomings Though he may have ill-fated memories of facing Shrewsbury as a manager, David Moyes spent three years at the club as a player between 1987 and 1990. Meanwhile, out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart began his career with the Shrews, making 58 appearances before signing for Manchester City in 2006. He returns in unhappy circumstances, having been demoted to the West Ham bench in recent times. 12:50PM Match preview Having seen fellow Premier League strugglers Stoke beaten by lower-league opposition yesterday, West Ham fans will be desperate for their side to avoid an FA Cup upset this weekend. While Stoke succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena – a result which cost manager Mark Hughes his job – West Ham travel to Shropshire today to take on Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews are currently second in League One and undefeated in eight matches, making them exactly the sort of team who could cause problems for an indifferent Premier League side. Even more worrying for West Ham supporters, David Moyes has expressed little enthusiasm for cup football in the run up to their third-round tie. Speaking in the midweek,  he said: "We can’t afford to damage our league season. If I thought I could win the FA Cup I would definitely try, but I would have to think twice if I thought it was going to affect our results in the Premier League." David Moyes doesn't have the luxury of making the FA Cup a priority Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images West Ham are 15th in the top flight after something of an upturn in form since Moyes' arrival, but the Hammers are hardly invulnerable to disaster. 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. A repeat of that result this afternoon would be a blow to fan morale at West Ham, even if Moyes might tacitly appreciate the chance to focus on the Premier League relegation battle. With wind back in their sails after a listless last few months under Slaven Bilic, however, it would be a waste to allow that momentum to dissipate in the face of the quietly confident Shrews. When he took over at New Meadow in October 2016, Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst inherited a team which were rock bottom of the third division. Having escaped relegation that season after finishing in the lower-mid table – a fate which Moyes would take in a heartbeat right now – Hurst will no doubt feel that his side are capable of upsetting the odds and making national headlines. Paul Hurst at New Meadow before kick off Credit: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images

Shrewsbury Town 0 West Ham 0, FA Cup: Joe Hart denies his former club to force third-round replay  

Joe Hart prevented an FA Cup embarrassment for West Ham United on his return to Shrewsbury Town. Paul Hurst's promotion challengers created numerous chances to have become the second giantkillers of the day after Newport County from League Two beat Championship side Leeds United 2-1. But they were kept in it by their goalkeeper Hart, who started his career with the hosts and made two flying saves, while Jon Nolan wasted a golden chance at the death. Shrewsbury were handed a boost before the game with the news that goalkeeper Dean Henderson – on loan from Manchester United – had been given the chance to play after being prevented from figuring in the first two rounds. By contrast Hart seemed ill prepared on his return to his home town. Joe Hart helped secure a replay for West Ham against his former club Credit: Getty Images  Struggling to see in the glare of the sun, he was handed a baseball cap by a fan behind the goal – claiming to be someone called Jack Martin-Kenny on social media. And it was Hart who was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers. James Bolton and Ben Godfrey both tried to convert Shaun Whalley's deep free kick at the far post after 27 minutes but Joe Hart smothered. Shrewsbury had another chance on 31 but Omar Beckles' 25-yard drive cleared Hart's bar by a foot. Hart was then forced into two crucial saves to stop his old club taking the lead. First Mat Sadler burst from the back and saw his left-foot drive beaten away, then Alex Rodman's low shot from a similar spot went the same way. Shrewsbury remained the more likely scorers into the second half, even remaining untroubled when they were down to 10 men for several minutes after Sadler went off to have his gashed head bandaged. West Ham manager David Moyes barks his instructions at New Meadow  Credit: Reuters  The League One side continued to make a mockery of the two division, 31-place gap between the teams well into the second period. Shrewsbury piled men forward and Rodman could only drill a bobbling effort straight at Hart when he perhaps should have crossed. Pinned back at times, West Ham were reduced to chasing the opposition and Pedro Obiang was outraged when he conceded a free kick for a foul on Jon Nolan some 40 yards from goal with five minutes to go. At the same time the Hammers faced disruption with Winston Reid forced off injured, to be replaced by Domingos Quina. From the resulting free kick swung in by Shaun Whalley, Shrewsbury wasted another chance of glory when Nolan blazed over from substitute Max Lowe pull back after Aristote Nsiala headed across goal and Josh Cullen was caught dawdling on the line. Shrewsbury broke away in time added on through Jon Nolan but after finding Lowe, the left back ran into trouble. The game ended goalless but it will West Ham who were the more relieved to have secured a replay.   3:58PM Dour day for West Ham It ends goalless. There will be a replay at London Stadium. pic.twitter.com/NhX0MyIESb— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 3:57PM Full time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham The Shrews deserve their replay at the London Stadium after an excellent performance, in which they outclassed Premier League opposition for long periods. West Ham were frankly dire, with another 90 minutes of football their punishment for being so completely unimaginative. 3:55PM 91+3 mins Shrewsbury so, so nearly go one on one after a great break from midfield, but Nolan can't get the final ball right and Payne gives away a free kick. 3:53PM 91+2 mins West Ham finally show some enterprise going forwards, forcing Shrewsbury onto the back foot. All they have to show for it so far is a Masuaku long throw into the box, however. 3:49PM 88 mins Final change for the Shrews, who are really going for it now. Shaun Whalley is replaced by young forward Arthur Gnahoua. 3:48PM 86 mins Chance to win it for Shrewsbury! A long free kick is pumped into the box and headed across goal by Aristotle Nsiala. Stefan Payne wins the ball in an unlikely position and squares to Jon Nolan, but he can only blast over the bar from close range. 3:46PM 85 mins Winston Reid is forced off after seemingly twisting his knee. Domingos Quina is on, forcing a reshuffle in the West Ham defence. 3:43PM 81 mins It's another substitution for Shrewsbury, with Carlton Morris coming off for striker Stefan Payne. 3:42PM 79 mins Pedro Obiang dribbles through a couple of tackles and fires through a crowd of Shrewsbury defenders, but he drags his shot across the goalmouth and out for a goal kick. David Moyes watches on from the sidelines, frustrated Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:40PM 77 mins West Ham's free kick comes to nothing after a lackadaisical delivery. Cullen is on the sidelines changing his bloody kit and definitely missing a front tooth, though it appears he wants to play on. 3:37PM 75 mins West Ham have a free kick 25 yards out after Ogogo accidentally boots Cullen in the face, leaving the young midfielder with a bleeding mouth and possibly a missing tooth. The Shrews make their first substitution of the match, Max Lowe coming on for Alex Rodman. 3:33PM 72 mins West Ham fans have their hearts in their mouths as Abu Ogogo makes a slaloming run into the box, eventually shooting straight at Joe Hart from a tight angle. 3:32PM 70 mins West Ham make a substitution, Javier Hernandez coming off for 20-year-old Spanish striker Toni Martinez. 3:29PM 67 mins Whalley gallops through the midfield and it looks as if Shrewsbury will go on the break, but Josh Cullen nicks the ball away belatedly. 3:24PM 62 mins Masuaku, seemingly the only West Ham player capable of initiating attacks at the moment, wins a corner for the Hammers. Shrewsbury clear. Set pieces have become a war of attrition at this point. Arthur Masuaku has been the one bright spark for West Ham Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:22PM 59 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a great chance for Whalley, with Declan Rice the only thing between the Shrews midfielder and a goal at the back post. West Ham win a free kick for a shove in the box, temporarily easing the pressure. 3:18PM 57 mins Arthur Masuaku gets a good ball into the box, but Dean Henderson is there to gather before it can find anyone in claret and blue. Sadler is back on with his head heavily bandaged. 3:17PM 55 mins Ten-man Shrewsbury have West Ham on the ropes, Carlton Morris and James Bolton playing a give-and-go to the right of the area before the latter smashes a vicious cross into the box. It's scrambled away in desperation, but not before a mix up on the ball sees the Shrews squander a great shooting opportunity. Shrewsbury have picked up where they left off in the first half Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:14PM 53 mins Meanwhile, Mat Sadler's head wound appears to have reopened. He's left the pitch to get stitches or staples, presumably. 3:13PM 51 mins West Ham squander a series of free kicks, thrown-ins and half-decent passing moves, but are struggling to create half chances at the moment, let alone chances. Pedro Obiang finds Andre Ayew with one ball into the box, but he can only direct another weak header at Dean Henderson. 3:08PM 46 mins Alex Rodman runs all through the West Ham defence and across the face of the box, but attempts to set up Shaun Whalley for the shot rather than taking it himself. The move fizzles out. It's an early warning for West Ham. 3:06PM Teams back out ... and the body language from the West Ham players is telling. They'll have to be less lethargic to get the better of this second half. 2:51PM Half time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham It's indicative of West Ham's general shakiness that Shrewsbury get another chance before the end of the half, winning a corner after a mix up in defence and causing havoc in the box before the ball goes out for a goal kick. The Shrews have been by far the better side so far and West Ham fans will surely have that sinking feeling. David Moyes needs to re-energise his flagging team at half time or the upset is on. Shrewsbury have been well on top at New Meadow Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:48PM 45+1 mins Jon Nolan fizzes a shot past Joe Hart's near post from the edge of the box, capping a half in which Shrewsbury have looked far likelier to score than West Ham. 2:46PM 44 mins Godfrey wins a free kick almost on the halfway line, this after being brought down by two or three mistimed tackles. The delivery has 'goal at the death' written all over it, but it drifts too far wide of the danger zone. 2:43PM 42 mins Andre Ayew manages to get a low shot on target from a narrow angle, but there's no real venom in it and Dean Henderson collects. 2:43PM 41 mins Sadler launches a big free kick up for the swarming Shrews but West Ham clear. Shrewsbury are well on top here, largely dictating the tempo of the game. Shrewsbury have made West Ham uncomfortable so far Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 2:38PM 35 mins Joe Hart makes a great save first from Mat Sadler and then from Alex Rodman, as Shrewsbury suddenly up the tempo and threaten to roar into the lead. Sadler got in behind and saw his shot across the face of goal pushed out brilliantly by Hart, while Rodman stung the West Ham keeper's palms from outside the box. 2:36PM 34 mins The free kick comes to Obiang, who directs a weak header on target but straight at Shrews goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Meanwhile, Ayew and Sadler are back on. 2:34PM 31 mins Andre Ayew and Mat Sadler clash heads in the Shrewsbury half, leaving the former writhing on the floor and the latter bleeding from the head. Both are forced to leave the pitch for treatment. It'll be a West Ham free kick when play resumes. 2:32PM 30 mins Chance for Shrewsbury! Declan Rice clears straight to Omar Beckles on the edge of the West Ham area, before the Shrews defender shapes up and shoots just over the bar. 2:27PM 25 mins Referee Paul Tierney has a word with Pedro Obiang after he fouls Nolan in the middle of the park. Whalley's in-swinging delivery is a dangerous one and Joe Hart is forced to come out and smother the ball under pressure from Godfrey. Joe Hart, wearing his cap requisitioned from the travelling fans Credit: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images 2:23PM 21 mins West Ham win a free kick in Shrewsbury's final third, but Masuaku produces a fairly awful delivery which is easily cleared. 2:20PM 17 mins Javier Hernandez is down clutching his knee after a jarring clash with Shrews captain Abu Ogogo, who challenged him – fairly, mind – as he attempted to clear a loose ball. After a break in play it looks like Hernandez will be able to continue, which is good. 2:17PM 15 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a long free kick from Shaun Whalley causes chaos in the box. West Ham struggle to clear their lines but eventually hack the ball away. The Shrews are giving as good as they get here. 2:14PM 10 mins Shrews midfielder Ben Godfrey makes a great break in the middle of the park, before Alex Rodman wins a free kick in a promising position outside the box. Jon Nolan's shot ricochets off the wall and out to safety. Meanwhile, Joe Hart is now shielding his eyes from the bright sun with a cap requisitioned from the West Ham fans. 2:10PM 8 mins Cheikhou Kouyate wins a corner for West Ham after good work from Masuaku. Carlton Morris clears at the near post but the ball is pumped back in for Kouyate, who sends a glancing header wide of the post. 2:06PM 5 mins It's been a scrappy opening spell which may well herald an old-school cup tie. Arthur Masuaku has made a few inroads down the left for West Ham, but other than that neither side have made much in attack. Arthur Masuaku is always a danger for West Ham Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:01PM West Ham kick off Can you feel that? Yes, that's the magic of the cup flowing through your veins. 1:57PM Teams in the tunnel ... and Joe Hart prepares to lead his West Ham teammates out against his old club. Meanwhile, in the BBC, studio, all the talk is of a shock result for Shrewsbury (to the point where it might not actually be that much of a shock). 1:54PM Hurst fancies an upset "We hope so," Paul Hurst says when asked whether Shrewsbury can beat the Hammers. "We know we're going to have to be at our best. West Ham have put a strong team out, so I think they've given us that respect." 1:02PM Shrewsbury team news MATCHDAY: The Town side that takes on @WestHamUtd in the @EmiratesFACup this afternoon #saloppic.twitter.com/KZ2WnXU8Mz— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) January 7, 2018 1:00PM West Ham team news Joe Hart captains the team on his return to Shrewsbury! pic.twitter.com/waA71lLN4x— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 12:58PM Shrewsbury homecomings Though he may have ill-fated memories of facing Shrewsbury as a manager, David Moyes spent three years at the club as a player between 1987 and 1990. Meanwhile, out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart began his career with the Shrews, making 58 appearances before signing for Manchester City in 2006. He returns in unhappy circumstances, having been demoted to the West Ham bench in recent times. 12:50PM Match preview Having seen fellow Premier League strugglers Stoke beaten by lower-league opposition yesterday, West Ham fans will be desperate for their side to avoid an FA Cup upset this weekend. While Stoke succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena – a result which cost manager Mark Hughes his job – West Ham travel to Shropshire today to take on Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews are currently second in League One and undefeated in eight matches, making them exactly the sort of team who could cause problems for an indifferent Premier League side. Even more worrying for West Ham supporters, David Moyes has expressed little enthusiasm for cup football in the run up to their third-round tie. Speaking in the midweek,  he said: "We can’t afford to damage our league season. If I thought I could win the FA Cup I would definitely try, but I would have to think twice if I thought it was going to affect our results in the Premier League." David Moyes doesn't have the luxury of making the FA Cup a priority Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images West Ham are 15th in the top flight after something of an upturn in form since Moyes' arrival, but the Hammers are hardly invulnerable to disaster. 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. A repeat of that result this afternoon would be a blow to fan morale at West Ham, even if Moyes might tacitly appreciate the chance to focus on the Premier League relegation battle. With wind back in their sails after a listless last few months under Slaven Bilic, however, it would be a waste to allow that momentum to dissipate in the face of the quietly confident Shrews. When he took over at New Meadow in October 2016, Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst inherited a team which were rock bottom of the third division. Having escaped relegation that season after finishing in the lower-mid table – a fate which Moyes would take in a heartbeat right now – Hurst will no doubt feel that his side are capable of upsetting the odds and making national headlines. Paul Hurst at New Meadow before kick off Credit: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images

Shrewsbury Town 0 West Ham 0, FA Cup: Joe Hart denies his former club to force third-round replay  

Joe Hart prevented an FA Cup embarrassment for West Ham United on his return to Shrewsbury Town. Paul Hurst's promotion challengers created numerous chances to have become the second giantkillers of the day after Newport County from League Two beat Championship side Leeds United 2-1. But they were kept in it by their goalkeeper Hart, who started his career with the hosts and made two flying saves, while Jon Nolan wasted a golden chance at the death. Shrewsbury were handed a boost before the game with the news that goalkeeper Dean Henderson – on loan from Manchester United – had been given the chance to play after being prevented from figuring in the first two rounds. By contrast Hart seemed ill prepared on his return to his home town. Joe Hart helped secure a replay for West Ham against his former club Credit: Getty Images  Struggling to see in the glare of the sun, he was handed a baseball cap by a fan behind the goal – claiming to be someone called Jack Martin-Kenny on social media. And it was Hart who was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers. James Bolton and Ben Godfrey both tried to convert Shaun Whalley's deep free kick at the far post after 27 minutes but Joe Hart smothered. Shrewsbury had another chance on 31 but Omar Beckles' 25-yard drive cleared Hart's bar by a foot. Hart was then forced into two crucial saves to stop his old club taking the lead. First Mat Sadler burst from the back and saw his left-foot drive beaten away, then Alex Rodman's low shot from a similar spot went the same way. Shrewsbury remained the more likely scorers into the second half, even remaining untroubled when they were down to 10 men for several minutes after Sadler went off to have his gashed head bandaged. West Ham manager David Moyes barks his instructions at New Meadow  Credit: Reuters  The League One side continued to make a mockery of the two division, 31-place gap between the teams well into the second period. Shrewsbury piled men forward and Rodman could only drill a bobbling effort straight at Hart when he perhaps should have crossed. Pinned back at times, West Ham were reduced to chasing the opposition and Pedro Obiang was outraged when he conceded a free kick for a foul on Jon Nolan some 40 yards from goal with five minutes to go. At the same time the Hammers faced disruption with Winston Reid forced off injured, to be replaced by Domingos Quina. From the resulting free kick swung in by Shaun Whalley, Shrewsbury wasted another chance of glory when Nolan blazed over from substitute Max Lowe pull back after Aristote Nsiala headed across goal and Josh Cullen was caught dawdling on the line. Shrewsbury broke away in time added on through Jon Nolan but after finding Lowe, the left back ran into trouble. The game ended goalless but it will West Ham who were the more relieved to have secured a replay.   3:58PM Dour day for West Ham It ends goalless. There will be a replay at London Stadium. pic.twitter.com/NhX0MyIESb— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 3:57PM Full time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham The Shrews deserve their replay at the London Stadium after an excellent performance, in which they outclassed Premier League opposition for long periods. West Ham were frankly dire, with another 90 minutes of football their punishment for being so completely unimaginative. 3:55PM 91+3 mins Shrewsbury so, so nearly go one on one after a great break from midfield, but Nolan can't get the final ball right and Payne gives away a free kick. 3:53PM 91+2 mins West Ham finally show some enterprise going forwards, forcing Shrewsbury onto the back foot. All they have to show for it so far is a Masuaku long throw into the box, however. 3:49PM 88 mins Final change for the Shrews, who are really going for it now. Shaun Whalley is replaced by young forward Arthur Gnahoua. 3:48PM 86 mins Chance to win it for Shrewsbury! A long free kick is pumped into the box and headed across goal by Aristotle Nsiala. Stefan Payne wins the ball in an unlikely position and squares to Jon Nolan, but he can only blast over the bar from close range. 3:46PM 85 mins Winston Reid is forced off after seemingly twisting his knee. Domingos Quina is on, forcing a reshuffle in the West Ham defence. 3:43PM 81 mins It's another substitution for Shrewsbury, with Carlton Morris coming off for striker Stefan Payne. 3:42PM 79 mins Pedro Obiang dribbles through a couple of tackles and fires through a crowd of Shrewsbury defenders, but he drags his shot across the goalmouth and out for a goal kick. David Moyes watches on from the sidelines, frustrated Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:40PM 77 mins West Ham's free kick comes to nothing after a lackadaisical delivery. Cullen is on the sidelines changing his bloody kit and definitely missing a front tooth, though it appears he wants to play on. 3:37PM 75 mins West Ham have a free kick 25 yards out after Ogogo accidentally boots Cullen in the face, leaving the young midfielder with a bleeding mouth and possibly a missing tooth. The Shrews make their first substitution of the match, Max Lowe coming on for Alex Rodman. 3:33PM 72 mins West Ham fans have their hearts in their mouths as Abu Ogogo makes a slaloming run into the box, eventually shooting straight at Joe Hart from a tight angle. 3:32PM 70 mins West Ham make a substitution, Javier Hernandez coming off for 20-year-old Spanish striker Toni Martinez. 3:29PM 67 mins Whalley gallops through the midfield and it looks as if Shrewsbury will go on the break, but Josh Cullen nicks the ball away belatedly. 3:24PM 62 mins Masuaku, seemingly the only West Ham player capable of initiating attacks at the moment, wins a corner for the Hammers. Shrewsbury clear. Set pieces have become a war of attrition at this point. Arthur Masuaku has been the one bright spark for West Ham Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:22PM 59 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a great chance for Whalley, with Declan Rice the only thing between the Shrews midfielder and a goal at the back post. West Ham win a free kick for a shove in the box, temporarily easing the pressure. 3:18PM 57 mins Arthur Masuaku gets a good ball into the box, but Dean Henderson is there to gather before it can find anyone in claret and blue. Sadler is back on with his head heavily bandaged. 3:17PM 55 mins Ten-man Shrewsbury have West Ham on the ropes, Carlton Morris and James Bolton playing a give-and-go to the right of the area before the latter smashes a vicious cross into the box. It's scrambled away in desperation, but not before a mix up on the ball sees the Shrews squander a great shooting opportunity. Shrewsbury have picked up where they left off in the first half Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:14PM 53 mins Meanwhile, Mat Sadler's head wound appears to have reopened. He's left the pitch to get stitches or staples, presumably. 3:13PM 51 mins West Ham squander a series of free kicks, thrown-ins and half-decent passing moves, but are struggling to create half chances at the moment, let alone chances. Pedro Obiang finds Andre Ayew with one ball into the box, but he can only direct another weak header at Dean Henderson. 3:08PM 46 mins Alex Rodman runs all through the West Ham defence and across the face of the box, but attempts to set up Shaun Whalley for the shot rather than taking it himself. The move fizzles out. It's an early warning for West Ham. 3:06PM Teams back out ... and the body language from the West Ham players is telling. They'll have to be less lethargic to get the better of this second half. 2:51PM Half time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham It's indicative of West Ham's general shakiness that Shrewsbury get another chance before the end of the half, winning a corner after a mix up in defence and causing havoc in the box before the ball goes out for a goal kick. The Shrews have been by far the better side so far and West Ham fans will surely have that sinking feeling. David Moyes needs to re-energise his flagging team at half time or the upset is on. Shrewsbury have been well on top at New Meadow Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:48PM 45+1 mins Jon Nolan fizzes a shot past Joe Hart's near post from the edge of the box, capping a half in which Shrewsbury have looked far likelier to score than West Ham. 2:46PM 44 mins Godfrey wins a free kick almost on the halfway line, this after being brought down by two or three mistimed tackles. The delivery has 'goal at the death' written all over it, but it drifts too far wide of the danger zone. 2:43PM 42 mins Andre Ayew manages to get a low shot on target from a narrow angle, but there's no real venom in it and Dean Henderson collects. 2:43PM 41 mins Sadler launches a big free kick up for the swarming Shrews but West Ham clear. Shrewsbury are well on top here, largely dictating the tempo of the game. Shrewsbury have made West Ham uncomfortable so far Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 2:38PM 35 mins Joe Hart makes a great save first from Mat Sadler and then from Alex Rodman, as Shrewsbury suddenly up the tempo and threaten to roar into the lead. Sadler got in behind and saw his shot across the face of goal pushed out brilliantly by Hart, while Rodman stung the West Ham keeper's palms from outside the box. 2:36PM 34 mins The free kick comes to Obiang, who directs a weak header on target but straight at Shrews goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Meanwhile, Ayew and Sadler are back on. 2:34PM 31 mins Andre Ayew and Mat Sadler clash heads in the Shrewsbury half, leaving the former writhing on the floor and the latter bleeding from the head. Both are forced to leave the pitch for treatment. It'll be a West Ham free kick when play resumes. 2:32PM 30 mins Chance for Shrewsbury! Declan Rice clears straight to Omar Beckles on the edge of the West Ham area, before the Shrews defender shapes up and shoots just over the bar. 2:27PM 25 mins Referee Paul Tierney has a word with Pedro Obiang after he fouls Nolan in the middle of the park. Whalley's in-swinging delivery is a dangerous one and Joe Hart is forced to come out and smother the ball under pressure from Godfrey. Joe Hart, wearing his cap requisitioned from the travelling fans Credit: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images 2:23PM 21 mins West Ham win a free kick in Shrewsbury's final third, but Masuaku produces a fairly awful delivery which is easily cleared. 2:20PM 17 mins Javier Hernandez is down clutching his knee after a jarring clash with Shrews captain Abu Ogogo, who challenged him – fairly, mind – as he attempted to clear a loose ball. After a break in play it looks like Hernandez will be able to continue, which is good. 2:17PM 15 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a long free kick from Shaun Whalley causes chaos in the box. West Ham struggle to clear their lines but eventually hack the ball away. The Shrews are giving as good as they get here. 2:14PM 10 mins Shrews midfielder Ben Godfrey makes a great break in the middle of the park, before Alex Rodman wins a free kick in a promising position outside the box. Jon Nolan's shot ricochets off the wall and out to safety. Meanwhile, Joe Hart is now shielding his eyes from the bright sun with a cap requisitioned from the West Ham fans. 2:10PM 8 mins Cheikhou Kouyate wins a corner for West Ham after good work from Masuaku. Carlton Morris clears at the near post but the ball is pumped back in for Kouyate, who sends a glancing header wide of the post. 2:06PM 5 mins It's been a scrappy opening spell which may well herald an old-school cup tie. Arthur Masuaku has made a few inroads down the left for West Ham, but other than that neither side have made much in attack. Arthur Masuaku is always a danger for West Ham Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:01PM West Ham kick off Can you feel that? Yes, that's the magic of the cup flowing through your veins. 1:57PM Teams in the tunnel ... and Joe Hart prepares to lead his West Ham teammates out against his old club. Meanwhile, in the BBC, studio, all the talk is of a shock result for Shrewsbury (to the point where it might not actually be that much of a shock). 1:54PM Hurst fancies an upset "We hope so," Paul Hurst says when asked whether Shrewsbury can beat the Hammers. "We know we're going to have to be at our best. West Ham have put a strong team out, so I think they've given us that respect." 1:02PM Shrewsbury team news MATCHDAY: The Town side that takes on @WestHamUtd in the @EmiratesFACup this afternoon #saloppic.twitter.com/KZ2WnXU8Mz— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) January 7, 2018 1:00PM West Ham team news Joe Hart captains the team on his return to Shrewsbury! pic.twitter.com/waA71lLN4x— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 12:58PM Shrewsbury homecomings Though he may have ill-fated memories of facing Shrewsbury as a manager, David Moyes spent three years at the club as a player between 1987 and 1990. Meanwhile, out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart began his career with the Shrews, making 58 appearances before signing for Manchester City in 2006. He returns in unhappy circumstances, having been demoted to the West Ham bench in recent times. 12:50PM Match preview Having seen fellow Premier League strugglers Stoke beaten by lower-league opposition yesterday, West Ham fans will be desperate for their side to avoid an FA Cup upset this weekend. While Stoke succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena – a result which cost manager Mark Hughes his job – West Ham travel to Shropshire today to take on Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews are currently second in League One and undefeated in eight matches, making them exactly the sort of team who could cause problems for an indifferent Premier League side. Even more worrying for West Ham supporters, David Moyes has expressed little enthusiasm for cup football in the run up to their third-round tie. Speaking in the midweek,  he said: "We can’t afford to damage our league season. If I thought I could win the FA Cup I would definitely try, but I would have to think twice if I thought it was going to affect our results in the Premier League." David Moyes doesn't have the luxury of making the FA Cup a priority Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images West Ham are 15th in the top flight after something of an upturn in form since Moyes' arrival, but the Hammers are hardly invulnerable to disaster. 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. A repeat of that result this afternoon would be a blow to fan morale at West Ham, even if Moyes might tacitly appreciate the chance to focus on the Premier League relegation battle. With wind back in their sails after a listless last few months under Slaven Bilic, however, it would be a waste to allow that momentum to dissipate in the face of the quietly confident Shrews. When he took over at New Meadow in October 2016, Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst inherited a team which were rock bottom of the third division. Having escaped relegation that season after finishing in the lower-mid table – a fate which Moyes would take in a heartbeat right now – Hurst will no doubt feel that his side are capable of upsetting the odds and making national headlines. Paul Hurst at New Meadow before kick off Credit: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images

Shrewsbury Town 0 West Ham 0, FA Cup: Joe Hart denies his former club to force third-round replay  

Joe Hart prevented an FA Cup embarrassment for West Ham United on his return to Shrewsbury Town. Paul Hurst's promotion challengers created numerous chances to have become the second giantkillers of the day after Newport County from League Two beat Championship side Leeds United 2-1. But they were kept in it by their goalkeeper Hart, who started his career with the hosts and made two flying saves, while Jon Nolan wasted a golden chance at the death. Shrewsbury were handed a boost before the game with the news that goalkeeper Dean Henderson – on loan from Manchester United – had been given the chance to play after being prevented from figuring in the first two rounds. By contrast Hart seemed ill prepared on his return to his home town. Joe Hart helped secure a replay for West Ham against his former club Credit: Getty Images  Struggling to see in the glare of the sun, he was handed a baseball cap by a fan behind the goal – claiming to be someone called Jack Martin-Kenny on social media. And it was Hart who was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers. James Bolton and Ben Godfrey both tried to convert Shaun Whalley's deep free kick at the far post after 27 minutes but Joe Hart smothered. Shrewsbury had another chance on 31 but Omar Beckles' 25-yard drive cleared Hart's bar by a foot. Hart was then forced into two crucial saves to stop his old club taking the lead. First Mat Sadler burst from the back and saw his left-foot drive beaten away, then Alex Rodman's low shot from a similar spot went the same way. Shrewsbury remained the more likely scorers into the second half, even remaining untroubled when they were down to 10 men for several minutes after Sadler went off to have his gashed head bandaged. West Ham manager David Moyes barks his instructions at New Meadow  Credit: Reuters  The League One side continued to make a mockery of the two division, 31-place gap between the teams well into the second period. Shrewsbury piled men forward and Rodman could only drill a bobbling effort straight at Hart when he perhaps should have crossed. Pinned back at times, West Ham were reduced to chasing the opposition and Pedro Obiang was outraged when he conceded a free kick for a foul on Jon Nolan some 40 yards from goal with five minutes to go. At the same time the Hammers faced disruption with Winston Reid forced off injured, to be replaced by Domingos Quina. From the resulting free kick swung in by Shaun Whalley, Shrewsbury wasted another chance of glory when Nolan blazed over from substitute Max Lowe pull back after Aristote Nsiala headed across goal and Josh Cullen was caught dawdling on the line. Shrewsbury broke away in time added on through Jon Nolan but after finding Lowe, the left back ran into trouble. The game ended goalless but it will West Ham who were the more relieved to have secured a replay.   3:58PM Dour day for West Ham It ends goalless. There will be a replay at London Stadium. pic.twitter.com/NhX0MyIESb— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 3:57PM Full time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham The Shrews deserve their replay at the London Stadium after an excellent performance, in which they outclassed Premier League opposition for long periods. West Ham were frankly dire, with another 90 minutes of football their punishment for being so completely unimaginative. 3:55PM 91+3 mins Shrewsbury so, so nearly go one on one after a great break from midfield, but Nolan can't get the final ball right and Payne gives away a free kick. 3:53PM 91+2 mins West Ham finally show some enterprise going forwards, forcing Shrewsbury onto the back foot. All they have to show for it so far is a Masuaku long throw into the box, however. 3:49PM 88 mins Final change for the Shrews, who are really going for it now. Shaun Whalley is replaced by young forward Arthur Gnahoua. 3:48PM 86 mins Chance to win it for Shrewsbury! A long free kick is pumped into the box and headed across goal by Aristotle Nsiala. Stefan Payne wins the ball in an unlikely position and squares to Jon Nolan, but he can only blast over the bar from close range. 3:46PM 85 mins Winston Reid is forced off after seemingly twisting his knee. Domingos Quina is on, forcing a reshuffle in the West Ham defence. 3:43PM 81 mins It's another substitution for Shrewsbury, with Carlton Morris coming off for striker Stefan Payne. 3:42PM 79 mins Pedro Obiang dribbles through a couple of tackles and fires through a crowd of Shrewsbury defenders, but he drags his shot across the goalmouth and out for a goal kick. David Moyes watches on from the sidelines, frustrated Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:40PM 77 mins West Ham's free kick comes to nothing after a lackadaisical delivery. Cullen is on the sidelines changing his bloody kit and definitely missing a front tooth, though it appears he wants to play on. 3:37PM 75 mins West Ham have a free kick 25 yards out after Ogogo accidentally boots Cullen in the face, leaving the young midfielder with a bleeding mouth and possibly a missing tooth. The Shrews make their first substitution of the match, Max Lowe coming on for Alex Rodman. 3:33PM 72 mins West Ham fans have their hearts in their mouths as Abu Ogogo makes a slaloming run into the box, eventually shooting straight at Joe Hart from a tight angle. 3:32PM 70 mins West Ham make a substitution, Javier Hernandez coming off for 20-year-old Spanish striker Toni Martinez. 3:29PM 67 mins Whalley gallops through the midfield and it looks as if Shrewsbury will go on the break, but Josh Cullen nicks the ball away belatedly. 3:24PM 62 mins Masuaku, seemingly the only West Ham player capable of initiating attacks at the moment, wins a corner for the Hammers. Shrewsbury clear. Set pieces have become a war of attrition at this point. Arthur Masuaku has been the one bright spark for West Ham Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:22PM 59 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a great chance for Whalley, with Declan Rice the only thing between the Shrews midfielder and a goal at the back post. West Ham win a free kick for a shove in the box, temporarily easing the pressure. 3:18PM 57 mins Arthur Masuaku gets a good ball into the box, but Dean Henderson is there to gather before it can find anyone in claret and blue. Sadler is back on with his head heavily bandaged. 3:17PM 55 mins Ten-man Shrewsbury have West Ham on the ropes, Carlton Morris and James Bolton playing a give-and-go to the right of the area before the latter smashes a vicious cross into the box. It's scrambled away in desperation, but not before a mix up on the ball sees the Shrews squander a great shooting opportunity. Shrewsbury have picked up where they left off in the first half Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:14PM 53 mins Meanwhile, Mat Sadler's head wound appears to have reopened. He's left the pitch to get stitches or staples, presumably. 3:13PM 51 mins West Ham squander a series of free kicks, thrown-ins and half-decent passing moves, but are struggling to create half chances at the moment, let alone chances. Pedro Obiang finds Andre Ayew with one ball into the box, but he can only direct another weak header at Dean Henderson. 3:08PM 46 mins Alex Rodman runs all through the West Ham defence and across the face of the box, but attempts to set up Shaun Whalley for the shot rather than taking it himself. The move fizzles out. It's an early warning for West Ham. 3:06PM Teams back out ... and the body language from the West Ham players is telling. They'll have to be less lethargic to get the better of this second half. 2:51PM Half time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham It's indicative of West Ham's general shakiness that Shrewsbury get another chance before the end of the half, winning a corner after a mix up in defence and causing havoc in the box before the ball goes out for a goal kick. The Shrews have been by far the better side so far and West Ham fans will surely have that sinking feeling. David Moyes needs to re-energise his flagging team at half time or the upset is on. Shrewsbury have been well on top at New Meadow Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:48PM 45+1 mins Jon Nolan fizzes a shot past Joe Hart's near post from the edge of the box, capping a half in which Shrewsbury have looked far likelier to score than West Ham. 2:46PM 44 mins Godfrey wins a free kick almost on the halfway line, this after being brought down by two or three mistimed tackles. The delivery has 'goal at the death' written all over it, but it drifts too far wide of the danger zone. 2:43PM 42 mins Andre Ayew manages to get a low shot on target from a narrow angle, but there's no real venom in it and Dean Henderson collects. 2:43PM 41 mins Sadler launches a big free kick up for the swarming Shrews but West Ham clear. Shrewsbury are well on top here, largely dictating the tempo of the game. Shrewsbury have made West Ham uncomfortable so far Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 2:38PM 35 mins Joe Hart makes a great save first from Mat Sadler and then from Alex Rodman, as Shrewsbury suddenly up the tempo and threaten to roar into the lead. Sadler got in behind and saw his shot across the face of goal pushed out brilliantly by Hart, while Rodman stung the West Ham keeper's palms from outside the box. 2:36PM 34 mins The free kick comes to Obiang, who directs a weak header on target but straight at Shrews goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Meanwhile, Ayew and Sadler are back on. 2:34PM 31 mins Andre Ayew and Mat Sadler clash heads in the Shrewsbury half, leaving the former writhing on the floor and the latter bleeding from the head. Both are forced to leave the pitch for treatment. It'll be a West Ham free kick when play resumes. 2:32PM 30 mins Chance for Shrewsbury! Declan Rice clears straight to Omar Beckles on the edge of the West Ham area, before the Shrews defender shapes up and shoots just over the bar. 2:27PM 25 mins Referee Paul Tierney has a word with Pedro Obiang after he fouls Nolan in the middle of the park. Whalley's in-swinging delivery is a dangerous one and Joe Hart is forced to come out and smother the ball under pressure from Godfrey. Joe Hart, wearing his cap requisitioned from the travelling fans Credit: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images 2:23PM 21 mins West Ham win a free kick in Shrewsbury's final third, but Masuaku produces a fairly awful delivery which is easily cleared. 2:20PM 17 mins Javier Hernandez is down clutching his knee after a jarring clash with Shrews captain Abu Ogogo, who challenged him – fairly, mind – as he attempted to clear a loose ball. After a break in play it looks like Hernandez will be able to continue, which is good. 2:17PM 15 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a long free kick from Shaun Whalley causes chaos in the box. West Ham struggle to clear their lines but eventually hack the ball away. The Shrews are giving as good as they get here. 2:14PM 10 mins Shrews midfielder Ben Godfrey makes a great break in the middle of the park, before Alex Rodman wins a free kick in a promising position outside the box. Jon Nolan's shot ricochets off the wall and out to safety. Meanwhile, Joe Hart is now shielding his eyes from the bright sun with a cap requisitioned from the West Ham fans. 2:10PM 8 mins Cheikhou Kouyate wins a corner for West Ham after good work from Masuaku. Carlton Morris clears at the near post but the ball is pumped back in for Kouyate, who sends a glancing header wide of the post. 2:06PM 5 mins It's been a scrappy opening spell which may well herald an old-school cup tie. Arthur Masuaku has made a few inroads down the left for West Ham, but other than that neither side have made much in attack. Arthur Masuaku is always a danger for West Ham Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:01PM West Ham kick off Can you feel that? Yes, that's the magic of the cup flowing through your veins. 1:57PM Teams in the tunnel ... and Joe Hart prepares to lead his West Ham teammates out against his old club. Meanwhile, in the BBC, studio, all the talk is of a shock result for Shrewsbury (to the point where it might not actually be that much of a shock). 1:54PM Hurst fancies an upset "We hope so," Paul Hurst says when asked whether Shrewsbury can beat the Hammers. "We know we're going to have to be at our best. West Ham have put a strong team out, so I think they've given us that respect." 1:02PM Shrewsbury team news MATCHDAY: The Town side that takes on @WestHamUtd in the @EmiratesFACup this afternoon #saloppic.twitter.com/KZ2WnXU8Mz— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) January 7, 2018 1:00PM West Ham team news Joe Hart captains the team on his return to Shrewsbury! pic.twitter.com/waA71lLN4x— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 12:58PM Shrewsbury homecomings Though he may have ill-fated memories of facing Shrewsbury as a manager, David Moyes spent three years at the club as a player between 1987 and 1990. Meanwhile, out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart began his career with the Shrews, making 58 appearances before signing for Manchester City in 2006. He returns in unhappy circumstances, having been demoted to the West Ham bench in recent times. 12:50PM Match preview Having seen fellow Premier League strugglers Stoke beaten by lower-league opposition yesterday, West Ham fans will be desperate for their side to avoid an FA Cup upset this weekend. While Stoke succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena – a result which cost manager Mark Hughes his job – West Ham travel to Shropshire today to take on Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews are currently second in League One and undefeated in eight matches, making them exactly the sort of team who could cause problems for an indifferent Premier League side. Even more worrying for West Ham supporters, David Moyes has expressed little enthusiasm for cup football in the run up to their third-round tie. Speaking in the midweek,  he said: "We can’t afford to damage our league season. If I thought I could win the FA Cup I would definitely try, but I would have to think twice if I thought it was going to affect our results in the Premier League." David Moyes doesn't have the luxury of making the FA Cup a priority Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images West Ham are 15th in the top flight after something of an upturn in form since Moyes' arrival, but the Hammers are hardly invulnerable to disaster. 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. A repeat of that result this afternoon would be a blow to fan morale at West Ham, even if Moyes might tacitly appreciate the chance to focus on the Premier League relegation battle. With wind back in their sails after a listless last few months under Slaven Bilic, however, it would be a waste to allow that momentum to dissipate in the face of the quietly confident Shrews. When he took over at New Meadow in October 2016, Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst inherited a team which were rock bottom of the third division. Having escaped relegation that season after finishing in the lower-mid table – a fate which Moyes would take in a heartbeat right now – Hurst will no doubt feel that his side are capable of upsetting the odds and making national headlines. Paul Hurst at New Meadow before kick off Credit: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images

Shrewsbury Town 0 West Ham 0, FA Cup: Joe Hart denies his former club to force third-round replay  

Joe Hart prevented an FA Cup embarrassment for West Ham United on his return to Shrewsbury Town. Paul Hurst's promotion challengers created numerous chances to have become the second giantkillers of the day after Newport County from League Two beat Championship side Leeds United 2-1. But they were kept in it by their goalkeeper Hart, who started his career with the hosts and made two flying saves, while Jon Nolan wasted a golden chance at the death. Shrewsbury were handed a boost before the game with the news that goalkeeper Dean Henderson – on loan from Manchester United – had been given the chance to play after being prevented from figuring in the first two rounds. By contrast Hart seemed ill prepared on his return to his home town. Joe Hart helped secure a replay for West Ham against his former club Credit: Getty Images  Struggling to see in the glare of the sun, he was handed a baseball cap by a fan behind the goal – claiming to be someone called Jack Martin-Kenny on social media. And it was Hart who was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers. James Bolton and Ben Godfrey both tried to convert Shaun Whalley's deep free kick at the far post after 27 minutes but Joe Hart smothered. Shrewsbury had another chance on 31 but Omar Beckles' 25-yard drive cleared Hart's bar by a foot. Hart was then forced into two crucial saves to stop his old club taking the lead. First Mat Sadler burst from the back and saw his left-foot drive beaten away, then Alex Rodman's low shot from a similar spot went the same way. Shrewsbury remained the more likely scorers into the second half, even remaining untroubled when they were down to 10 men for several minutes after Sadler went off to have his gashed head bandaged. West Ham manager David Moyes barks his instructions at New Meadow  Credit: Reuters  The League One side continued to make a mockery of the two division, 31-place gap between the teams well into the second period. Shrewsbury piled men forward and Rodman could only drill a bobbling effort straight at Hart when he perhaps should have crossed. Pinned back at times, West Ham were reduced to chasing the opposition and Pedro Obiang was outraged when he conceded a free kick for a foul on Jon Nolan some 40 yards from goal with five minutes to go. At the same time the Hammers faced disruption with Winston Reid forced off injured, to be replaced by Domingos Quina. From the resulting free kick swung in by Shaun Whalley, Shrewsbury wasted another chance of glory when Nolan blazed over from substitute Max Lowe pull back after Aristote Nsiala headed across goal and Josh Cullen was caught dawdling on the line. Shrewsbury broke away in time added on through Jon Nolan but after finding Lowe, the left back ran into trouble. The game ended goalless but it will West Ham who were the more relieved to have secured a replay.   3:58PM Dour day for West Ham It ends goalless. There will be a replay at London Stadium. pic.twitter.com/NhX0MyIESb— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 3:57PM Full time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham The Shrews deserve their replay at the London Stadium after an excellent performance, in which they outclassed Premier League opposition for long periods. West Ham were frankly dire, with another 90 minutes of football their punishment for being so completely unimaginative. 3:55PM 91+3 mins Shrewsbury so, so nearly go one on one after a great break from midfield, but Nolan can't get the final ball right and Payne gives away a free kick. 3:53PM 91+2 mins West Ham finally show some enterprise going forwards, forcing Shrewsbury onto the back foot. All they have to show for it so far is a Masuaku long throw into the box, however. 3:49PM 88 mins Final change for the Shrews, who are really going for it now. Shaun Whalley is replaced by young forward Arthur Gnahoua. 3:48PM 86 mins Chance to win it for Shrewsbury! A long free kick is pumped into the box and headed across goal by Aristotle Nsiala. Stefan Payne wins the ball in an unlikely position and squares to Jon Nolan, but he can only blast over the bar from close range. 3:46PM 85 mins Winston Reid is forced off after seemingly twisting his knee. Domingos Quina is on, forcing a reshuffle in the West Ham defence. 3:43PM 81 mins It's another substitution for Shrewsbury, with Carlton Morris coming off for striker Stefan Payne. 3:42PM 79 mins Pedro Obiang dribbles through a couple of tackles and fires through a crowd of Shrewsbury defenders, but he drags his shot across the goalmouth and out for a goal kick. David Moyes watches on from the sidelines, frustrated Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:40PM 77 mins West Ham's free kick comes to nothing after a lackadaisical delivery. Cullen is on the sidelines changing his bloody kit and definitely missing a front tooth, though it appears he wants to play on. 3:37PM 75 mins West Ham have a free kick 25 yards out after Ogogo accidentally boots Cullen in the face, leaving the young midfielder with a bleeding mouth and possibly a missing tooth. The Shrews make their first substitution of the match, Max Lowe coming on for Alex Rodman. 3:33PM 72 mins West Ham fans have their hearts in their mouths as Abu Ogogo makes a slaloming run into the box, eventually shooting straight at Joe Hart from a tight angle. 3:32PM 70 mins West Ham make a substitution, Javier Hernandez coming off for 20-year-old Spanish striker Toni Martinez. 3:29PM 67 mins Whalley gallops through the midfield and it looks as if Shrewsbury will go on the break, but Josh Cullen nicks the ball away belatedly. 3:24PM 62 mins Masuaku, seemingly the only West Ham player capable of initiating attacks at the moment, wins a corner for the Hammers. Shrewsbury clear. Set pieces have become a war of attrition at this point. Arthur Masuaku has been the one bright spark for West Ham Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:22PM 59 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a great chance for Whalley, with Declan Rice the only thing between the Shrews midfielder and a goal at the back post. West Ham win a free kick for a shove in the box, temporarily easing the pressure. 3:18PM 57 mins Arthur Masuaku gets a good ball into the box, but Dean Henderson is there to gather before it can find anyone in claret and blue. Sadler is back on with his head heavily bandaged. 3:17PM 55 mins Ten-man Shrewsbury have West Ham on the ropes, Carlton Morris and James Bolton playing a give-and-go to the right of the area before the latter smashes a vicious cross into the box. It's scrambled away in desperation, but not before a mix up on the ball sees the Shrews squander a great shooting opportunity. Shrewsbury have picked up where they left off in the first half Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:14PM 53 mins Meanwhile, Mat Sadler's head wound appears to have reopened. He's left the pitch to get stitches or staples, presumably. 3:13PM 51 mins West Ham squander a series of free kicks, thrown-ins and half-decent passing moves, but are struggling to create half chances at the moment, let alone chances. Pedro Obiang finds Andre Ayew with one ball into the box, but he can only direct another weak header at Dean Henderson. 3:08PM 46 mins Alex Rodman runs all through the West Ham defence and across the face of the box, but attempts to set up Shaun Whalley for the shot rather than taking it himself. The move fizzles out. It's an early warning for West Ham. 3:06PM Teams back out ... and the body language from the West Ham players is telling. They'll have to be less lethargic to get the better of this second half. 2:51PM Half time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham It's indicative of West Ham's general shakiness that Shrewsbury get another chance before the end of the half, winning a corner after a mix up in defence and causing havoc in the box before the ball goes out for a goal kick. The Shrews have been by far the better side so far and West Ham fans will surely have that sinking feeling. David Moyes needs to re-energise his flagging team at half time or the upset is on. Shrewsbury have been well on top at New Meadow Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:48PM 45+1 mins Jon Nolan fizzes a shot past Joe Hart's near post from the edge of the box, capping a half in which Shrewsbury have looked far likelier to score than West Ham. 2:46PM 44 mins Godfrey wins a free kick almost on the halfway line, this after being brought down by two or three mistimed tackles. The delivery has 'goal at the death' written all over it, but it drifts too far wide of the danger zone. 2:43PM 42 mins Andre Ayew manages to get a low shot on target from a narrow angle, but there's no real venom in it and Dean Henderson collects. 2:43PM 41 mins Sadler launches a big free kick up for the swarming Shrews but West Ham clear. Shrewsbury are well on top here, largely dictating the tempo of the game. Shrewsbury have made West Ham uncomfortable so far Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 2:38PM 35 mins Joe Hart makes a great save first from Mat Sadler and then from Alex Rodman, as Shrewsbury suddenly up the tempo and threaten to roar into the lead. Sadler got in behind and saw his shot across the face of goal pushed out brilliantly by Hart, while Rodman stung the West Ham keeper's palms from outside the box. 2:36PM 34 mins The free kick comes to Obiang, who directs a weak header on target but straight at Shrews goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Meanwhile, Ayew and Sadler are back on. 2:34PM 31 mins Andre Ayew and Mat Sadler clash heads in the Shrewsbury half, leaving the former writhing on the floor and the latter bleeding from the head. Both are forced to leave the pitch for treatment. It'll be a West Ham free kick when play resumes. 2:32PM 30 mins Chance for Shrewsbury! Declan Rice clears straight to Omar Beckles on the edge of the West Ham area, before the Shrews defender shapes up and shoots just over the bar. 2:27PM 25 mins Referee Paul Tierney has a word with Pedro Obiang after he fouls Nolan in the middle of the park. Whalley's in-swinging delivery is a dangerous one and Joe Hart is forced to come out and smother the ball under pressure from Godfrey. Joe Hart, wearing his cap requisitioned from the travelling fans Credit: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images 2:23PM 21 mins West Ham win a free kick in Shrewsbury's final third, but Masuaku produces a fairly awful delivery which is easily cleared. 2:20PM 17 mins Javier Hernandez is down clutching his knee after a jarring clash with Shrews captain Abu Ogogo, who challenged him – fairly, mind – as he attempted to clear a loose ball. After a break in play it looks like Hernandez will be able to continue, which is good. 2:17PM 15 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a long free kick from Shaun Whalley causes chaos in the box. West Ham struggle to clear their lines but eventually hack the ball away. The Shrews are giving as good as they get here. 2:14PM 10 mins Shrews midfielder Ben Godfrey makes a great break in the middle of the park, before Alex Rodman wins a free kick in a promising position outside the box. Jon Nolan's shot ricochets off the wall and out to safety. Meanwhile, Joe Hart is now shielding his eyes from the bright sun with a cap requisitioned from the West Ham fans. 2:10PM 8 mins Cheikhou Kouyate wins a corner for West Ham after good work from Masuaku. Carlton Morris clears at the near post but the ball is pumped back in for Kouyate, who sends a glancing header wide of the post. 2:06PM 5 mins It's been a scrappy opening spell which may well herald an old-school cup tie. Arthur Masuaku has made a few inroads down the left for West Ham, but other than that neither side have made much in attack. Arthur Masuaku is always a danger for West Ham Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:01PM West Ham kick off Can you feel that? Yes, that's the magic of the cup flowing through your veins. 1:57PM Teams in the tunnel ... and Joe Hart prepares to lead his West Ham teammates out against his old club. Meanwhile, in the BBC, studio, all the talk is of a shock result for Shrewsbury (to the point where it might not actually be that much of a shock). 1:54PM Hurst fancies an upset "We hope so," Paul Hurst says when asked whether Shrewsbury can beat the Hammers. "We know we're going to have to be at our best. West Ham have put a strong team out, so I think they've given us that respect." 1:02PM Shrewsbury team news MATCHDAY: The Town side that takes on @WestHamUtd in the @EmiratesFACup this afternoon #saloppic.twitter.com/KZ2WnXU8Mz— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) January 7, 2018 1:00PM West Ham team news Joe Hart captains the team on his return to Shrewsbury! pic.twitter.com/waA71lLN4x— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 12:58PM Shrewsbury homecomings Though he may have ill-fated memories of facing Shrewsbury as a manager, David Moyes spent three years at the club as a player between 1987 and 1990. Meanwhile, out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart began his career with the Shrews, making 58 appearances before signing for Manchester City in 2006. He returns in unhappy circumstances, having been demoted to the West Ham bench in recent times. 12:50PM Match preview Having seen fellow Premier League strugglers Stoke beaten by lower-league opposition yesterday, West Ham fans will be desperate for their side to avoid an FA Cup upset this weekend. While Stoke succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena – a result which cost manager Mark Hughes his job – West Ham travel to Shropshire today to take on Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews are currently second in League One and undefeated in eight matches, making them exactly the sort of team who could cause problems for an indifferent Premier League side. Even more worrying for West Ham supporters, David Moyes has expressed little enthusiasm for cup football in the run up to their third-round tie. Speaking in the midweek,  he said: "We can’t afford to damage our league season. If I thought I could win the FA Cup I would definitely try, but I would have to think twice if I thought it was going to affect our results in the Premier League." David Moyes doesn't have the luxury of making the FA Cup a priority Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images West Ham are 15th in the top flight after something of an upturn in form since Moyes' arrival, but the Hammers are hardly invulnerable to disaster. 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. A repeat of that result this afternoon would be a blow to fan morale at West Ham, even if Moyes might tacitly appreciate the chance to focus on the Premier League relegation battle. With wind back in their sails after a listless last few months under Slaven Bilic, however, it would be a waste to allow that momentum to dissipate in the face of the quietly confident Shrews. When he took over at New Meadow in October 2016, Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst inherited a team which were rock bottom of the third division. Having escaped relegation that season after finishing in the lower-mid table – a fate which Moyes would take in a heartbeat right now – Hurst will no doubt feel that his side are capable of upsetting the odds and making national headlines. Paul Hurst at New Meadow before kick off Credit: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images

Shrewsbury Town 0 West Ham 0, FA Cup: Joe Hart denies his former club to force third-round replay  

Joe Hart prevented an FA Cup embarrassment for West Ham United on his return to Shrewsbury Town. Paul Hurst's promotion challengers created numerous chances to have become the second giantkillers of the day after Newport County from League Two beat Championship side Leeds United 2-1. But they were kept in it by their goalkeeper Hart, who started his career with the hosts and made two flying saves, while Jon Nolan wasted a golden chance at the death. Shrewsbury were handed a boost before the game with the news that goalkeeper Dean Henderson – on loan from Manchester United – had been given the chance to play after being prevented from figuring in the first two rounds. By contrast Hart seemed ill prepared on his return to his home town. Joe Hart helped secure a replay for West Ham against his former club Credit: Getty Images  Struggling to see in the glare of the sun, he was handed a baseball cap by a fan behind the goal – claiming to be someone called Jack Martin-Kenny on social media. And it was Hart who was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers. James Bolton and Ben Godfrey both tried to convert Shaun Whalley's deep free kick at the far post after 27 minutes but Joe Hart smothered. Shrewsbury had another chance on 31 but Omar Beckles' 25-yard drive cleared Hart's bar by a foot. Hart was then forced into two crucial saves to stop his old club taking the lead. First Mat Sadler burst from the back and saw his left-foot drive beaten away, then Alex Rodman's low shot from a similar spot went the same way. Shrewsbury remained the more likely scorers into the second half, even remaining untroubled when they were down to 10 men for several minutes after Sadler went off to have his gashed head bandaged. West Ham manager David Moyes barks his instructions at New Meadow  Credit: Reuters  The League One side continued to make a mockery of the two division, 31-place gap between the teams well into the second period. Shrewsbury piled men forward and Rodman could only drill a bobbling effort straight at Hart when he perhaps should have crossed. Pinned back at times, West Ham were reduced to chasing the opposition and Pedro Obiang was outraged when he conceded a free kick for a foul on Jon Nolan some 40 yards from goal with five minutes to go. At the same time the Hammers faced disruption with Winston Reid forced off injured, to be replaced by Domingos Quina. From the resulting free kick swung in by Shaun Whalley, Shrewsbury wasted another chance of glory when Nolan blazed over from substitute Max Lowe pull back after Aristote Nsiala headed across goal and Josh Cullen was caught dawdling on the line. Shrewsbury broke away in time added on through Jon Nolan but after finding Lowe, the left back ran into trouble. The game ended goalless but it will West Ham who were the more relieved to have secured a replay.   3:58PM Dour day for West Ham It ends goalless. There will be a replay at London Stadium. pic.twitter.com/NhX0MyIESb— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 3:57PM Full time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham The Shrews deserve their replay at the London Stadium after an excellent performance, in which they outclassed Premier League opposition for long periods. West Ham were frankly dire, with another 90 minutes of football their punishment for being so completely unimaginative. 3:55PM 91+3 mins Shrewsbury so, so nearly go one on one after a great break from midfield, but Nolan can't get the final ball right and Payne gives away a free kick. 3:53PM 91+2 mins West Ham finally show some enterprise going forwards, forcing Shrewsbury onto the back foot. All they have to show for it so far is a Masuaku long throw into the box, however. 3:49PM 88 mins Final change for the Shrews, who are really going for it now. Shaun Whalley is replaced by young forward Arthur Gnahoua. 3:48PM 86 mins Chance to win it for Shrewsbury! A long free kick is pumped into the box and headed across goal by Aristotle Nsiala. Stefan Payne wins the ball in an unlikely position and squares to Jon Nolan, but he can only blast over the bar from close range. 3:46PM 85 mins Winston Reid is forced off after seemingly twisting his knee. Domingos Quina is on, forcing a reshuffle in the West Ham defence. 3:43PM 81 mins It's another substitution for Shrewsbury, with Carlton Morris coming off for striker Stefan Payne. 3:42PM 79 mins Pedro Obiang dribbles through a couple of tackles and fires through a crowd of Shrewsbury defenders, but he drags his shot across the goalmouth and out for a goal kick. David Moyes watches on from the sidelines, frustrated Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:40PM 77 mins West Ham's free kick comes to nothing after a lackadaisical delivery. Cullen is on the sidelines changing his bloody kit and definitely missing a front tooth, though it appears he wants to play on. 3:37PM 75 mins West Ham have a free kick 25 yards out after Ogogo accidentally boots Cullen in the face, leaving the young midfielder with a bleeding mouth and possibly a missing tooth. The Shrews make their first substitution of the match, Max Lowe coming on for Alex Rodman. 3:33PM 72 mins West Ham fans have their hearts in their mouths as Abu Ogogo makes a slaloming run into the box, eventually shooting straight at Joe Hart from a tight angle. 3:32PM 70 mins West Ham make a substitution, Javier Hernandez coming off for 20-year-old Spanish striker Toni Martinez. 3:29PM 67 mins Whalley gallops through the midfield and it looks as if Shrewsbury will go on the break, but Josh Cullen nicks the ball away belatedly. 3:24PM 62 mins Masuaku, seemingly the only West Ham player capable of initiating attacks at the moment, wins a corner for the Hammers. Shrewsbury clear. Set pieces have become a war of attrition at this point. Arthur Masuaku has been the one bright spark for West Ham Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:22PM 59 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a great chance for Whalley, with Declan Rice the only thing between the Shrews midfielder and a goal at the back post. West Ham win a free kick for a shove in the box, temporarily easing the pressure. 3:18PM 57 mins Arthur Masuaku gets a good ball into the box, but Dean Henderson is there to gather before it can find anyone in claret and blue. Sadler is back on with his head heavily bandaged. 3:17PM 55 mins Ten-man Shrewsbury have West Ham on the ropes, Carlton Morris and James Bolton playing a give-and-go to the right of the area before the latter smashes a vicious cross into the box. It's scrambled away in desperation, but not before a mix up on the ball sees the Shrews squander a great shooting opportunity. Shrewsbury have picked up where they left off in the first half Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:14PM 53 mins Meanwhile, Mat Sadler's head wound appears to have reopened. He's left the pitch to get stitches or staples, presumably. 3:13PM 51 mins West Ham squander a series of free kicks, thrown-ins and half-decent passing moves, but are struggling to create half chances at the moment, let alone chances. Pedro Obiang finds Andre Ayew with one ball into the box, but he can only direct another weak header at Dean Henderson. 3:08PM 46 mins Alex Rodman runs all through the West Ham defence and across the face of the box, but attempts to set up Shaun Whalley for the shot rather than taking it himself. The move fizzles out. It's an early warning for West Ham. 3:06PM Teams back out ... and the body language from the West Ham players is telling. They'll have to be less lethargic to get the better of this second half. 2:51PM Half time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham It's indicative of West Ham's general shakiness that Shrewsbury get another chance before the end of the half, winning a corner after a mix up in defence and causing havoc in the box before the ball goes out for a goal kick. The Shrews have been by far the better side so far and West Ham fans will surely have that sinking feeling. David Moyes needs to re-energise his flagging team at half time or the upset is on. Shrewsbury have been well on top at New Meadow Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:48PM 45+1 mins Jon Nolan fizzes a shot past Joe Hart's near post from the edge of the box, capping a half in which Shrewsbury have looked far likelier to score than West Ham. 2:46PM 44 mins Godfrey wins a free kick almost on the halfway line, this after being brought down by two or three mistimed tackles. The delivery has 'goal at the death' written all over it, but it drifts too far wide of the danger zone. 2:43PM 42 mins Andre Ayew manages to get a low shot on target from a narrow angle, but there's no real venom in it and Dean Henderson collects. 2:43PM 41 mins Sadler launches a big free kick up for the swarming Shrews but West Ham clear. Shrewsbury are well on top here, largely dictating the tempo of the game. Shrewsbury have made West Ham uncomfortable so far Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 2:38PM 35 mins Joe Hart makes a great save first from Mat Sadler and then from Alex Rodman, as Shrewsbury suddenly up the tempo and threaten to roar into the lead. Sadler got in behind and saw his shot across the face of goal pushed out brilliantly by Hart, while Rodman stung the West Ham keeper's palms from outside the box. 2:36PM 34 mins The free kick comes to Obiang, who directs a weak header on target but straight at Shrews goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Meanwhile, Ayew and Sadler are back on. 2:34PM 31 mins Andre Ayew and Mat Sadler clash heads in the Shrewsbury half, leaving the former writhing on the floor and the latter bleeding from the head. Both are forced to leave the pitch for treatment. It'll be a West Ham free kick when play resumes. 2:32PM 30 mins Chance for Shrewsbury! Declan Rice clears straight to Omar Beckles on the edge of the West Ham area, before the Shrews defender shapes up and shoots just over the bar. 2:27PM 25 mins Referee Paul Tierney has a word with Pedro Obiang after he fouls Nolan in the middle of the park. Whalley's in-swinging delivery is a dangerous one and Joe Hart is forced to come out and smother the ball under pressure from Godfrey. Joe Hart, wearing his cap requisitioned from the travelling fans Credit: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images 2:23PM 21 mins West Ham win a free kick in Shrewsbury's final third, but Masuaku produces a fairly awful delivery which is easily cleared. 2:20PM 17 mins Javier Hernandez is down clutching his knee after a jarring clash with Shrews captain Abu Ogogo, who challenged him – fairly, mind – as he attempted to clear a loose ball. After a break in play it looks like Hernandez will be able to continue, which is good. 2:17PM 15 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a long free kick from Shaun Whalley causes chaos in the box. West Ham struggle to clear their lines but eventually hack the ball away. The Shrews are giving as good as they get here. 2:14PM 10 mins Shrews midfielder Ben Godfrey makes a great break in the middle of the park, before Alex Rodman wins a free kick in a promising position outside the box. Jon Nolan's shot ricochets off the wall and out to safety. Meanwhile, Joe Hart is now shielding his eyes from the bright sun with a cap requisitioned from the West Ham fans. 2:10PM 8 mins Cheikhou Kouyate wins a corner for West Ham after good work from Masuaku. Carlton Morris clears at the near post but the ball is pumped back in for Kouyate, who sends a glancing header wide of the post. 2:06PM 5 mins It's been a scrappy opening spell which may well herald an old-school cup tie. Arthur Masuaku has made a few inroads down the left for West Ham, but other than that neither side have made much in attack. Arthur Masuaku is always a danger for West Ham Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:01PM West Ham kick off Can you feel that? Yes, that's the magic of the cup flowing through your veins. 1:57PM Teams in the tunnel ... and Joe Hart prepares to lead his West Ham teammates out against his old club. Meanwhile, in the BBC, studio, all the talk is of a shock result for Shrewsbury (to the point where it might not actually be that much of a shock). 1:54PM Hurst fancies an upset "We hope so," Paul Hurst says when asked whether Shrewsbury can beat the Hammers. "We know we're going to have to be at our best. West Ham have put a strong team out, so I think they've given us that respect." 1:02PM Shrewsbury team news MATCHDAY: The Town side that takes on @WestHamUtd in the @EmiratesFACup this afternoon #saloppic.twitter.com/KZ2WnXU8Mz— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) January 7, 2018 1:00PM West Ham team news Joe Hart captains the team on his return to Shrewsbury! pic.twitter.com/waA71lLN4x— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 12:58PM Shrewsbury homecomings Though he may have ill-fated memories of facing Shrewsbury as a manager, David Moyes spent three years at the club as a player between 1987 and 1990. Meanwhile, out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart began his career with the Shrews, making 58 appearances before signing for Manchester City in 2006. He returns in unhappy circumstances, having been demoted to the West Ham bench in recent times. 12:50PM Match preview Having seen fellow Premier League strugglers Stoke beaten by lower-league opposition yesterday, West Ham fans will be desperate for their side to avoid an FA Cup upset this weekend. While Stoke succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena – a result which cost manager Mark Hughes his job – West Ham travel to Shropshire today to take on Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews are currently second in League One and undefeated in eight matches, making them exactly the sort of team who could cause problems for an indifferent Premier League side. Even more worrying for West Ham supporters, David Moyes has expressed little enthusiasm for cup football in the run up to their third-round tie. Speaking in the midweek,  he said: "We can’t afford to damage our league season. If I thought I could win the FA Cup I would definitely try, but I would have to think twice if I thought it was going to affect our results in the Premier League." David Moyes doesn't have the luxury of making the FA Cup a priority Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images West Ham are 15th in the top flight after something of an upturn in form since Moyes' arrival, but the Hammers are hardly invulnerable to disaster. 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. A repeat of that result this afternoon would be a blow to fan morale at West Ham, even if Moyes might tacitly appreciate the chance to focus on the Premier League relegation battle. With wind back in their sails after a listless last few months under Slaven Bilic, however, it would be a waste to allow that momentum to dissipate in the face of the quietly confident Shrews. When he took over at New Meadow in October 2016, Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst inherited a team which were rock bottom of the third division. Having escaped relegation that season after finishing in the lower-mid table – a fate which Moyes would take in a heartbeat right now – Hurst will no doubt feel that his side are capable of upsetting the odds and making national headlines. Paul Hurst at New Meadow before kick off Credit: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images

Shrewsbury Town 0 West Ham 0, FA Cup: Joe Hart denies his former club to force third-round replay  

Joe Hart prevented an FA Cup embarrassment for West Ham United on his return to Shrewsbury Town. Paul Hurst's promotion challengers created numerous chances to have become the second giantkillers of the day after Newport County from League Two beat Championship side Leeds United 2-1. But they were kept in it by their goalkeeper Hart, who started his career with the hosts and made two flying saves, while Jon Nolan wasted a golden chance at the death. Shrewsbury were handed a boost before the game with the news that goalkeeper Dean Henderson – on loan from Manchester United – had been given the chance to play after being prevented from figuring in the first two rounds. By contrast Hart seemed ill prepared on his return to his home town. Joe Hart helped secure a replay for West Ham against his former club Credit: Getty Images  Struggling to see in the glare of the sun, he was handed a baseball cap by a fan behind the goal – claiming to be someone called Jack Martin-Kenny on social media. And it was Hart who was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers. James Bolton and Ben Godfrey both tried to convert Shaun Whalley's deep free kick at the far post after 27 minutes but Joe Hart smothered. Shrewsbury had another chance on 31 but Omar Beckles' 25-yard drive cleared Hart's bar by a foot. Hart was then forced into two crucial saves to stop his old club taking the lead. First Mat Sadler burst from the back and saw his left-foot drive beaten away, then Alex Rodman's low shot from a similar spot went the same way. Shrewsbury remained the more likely scorers into the second half, even remaining untroubled when they were down to 10 men for several minutes after Sadler went off to have his gashed head bandaged. West Ham manager David Moyes barks his instructions at New Meadow  Credit: Reuters  The League One side continued to make a mockery of the two division, 31-place gap between the teams well into the second period. Shrewsbury piled men forward and Rodman could only drill a bobbling effort straight at Hart when he perhaps should have crossed. Pinned back at times, West Ham were reduced to chasing the opposition and Pedro Obiang was outraged when he conceded a free kick for a foul on Jon Nolan some 40 yards from goal with five minutes to go. At the same time the Hammers faced disruption with Winston Reid forced off injured, to be replaced by Domingos Quina. From the resulting free kick swung in by Shaun Whalley, Shrewsbury wasted another chance of glory when Nolan blazed over from substitute Max Lowe pull back after Aristote Nsiala headed across goal and Josh Cullen was caught dawdling on the line. Shrewsbury broke away in time added on through Jon Nolan but after finding Lowe, the left back ran into trouble. The game ended goalless but it will West Ham who were the more relieved to have secured a replay.   3:58PM Dour day for West Ham It ends goalless. There will be a replay at London Stadium. pic.twitter.com/NhX0MyIESb— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 3:57PM Full time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham The Shrews deserve their replay at the London Stadium after an excellent performance, in which they outclassed Premier League opposition for long periods. West Ham were frankly dire, with another 90 minutes of football their punishment for being so completely unimaginative. 3:55PM 91+3 mins Shrewsbury so, so nearly go one on one after a great break from midfield, but Nolan can't get the final ball right and Payne gives away a free kick. 3:53PM 91+2 mins West Ham finally show some enterprise going forwards, forcing Shrewsbury onto the back foot. All they have to show for it so far is a Masuaku long throw into the box, however. 3:49PM 88 mins Final change for the Shrews, who are really going for it now. Shaun Whalley is replaced by young forward Arthur Gnahoua. 3:48PM 86 mins Chance to win it for Shrewsbury! A long free kick is pumped into the box and headed across goal by Aristotle Nsiala. Stefan Payne wins the ball in an unlikely position and squares to Jon Nolan, but he can only blast over the bar from close range. 3:46PM 85 mins Winston Reid is forced off after seemingly twisting his knee. Domingos Quina is on, forcing a reshuffle in the West Ham defence. 3:43PM 81 mins It's another substitution for Shrewsbury, with Carlton Morris coming off for striker Stefan Payne. 3:42PM 79 mins Pedro Obiang dribbles through a couple of tackles and fires through a crowd of Shrewsbury defenders, but he drags his shot across the goalmouth and out for a goal kick. David Moyes watches on from the sidelines, frustrated Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:40PM 77 mins West Ham's free kick comes to nothing after a lackadaisical delivery. Cullen is on the sidelines changing his bloody kit and definitely missing a front tooth, though it appears he wants to play on. 3:37PM 75 mins West Ham have a free kick 25 yards out after Ogogo accidentally boots Cullen in the face, leaving the young midfielder with a bleeding mouth and possibly a missing tooth. The Shrews make their first substitution of the match, Max Lowe coming on for Alex Rodman. 3:33PM 72 mins West Ham fans have their hearts in their mouths as Abu Ogogo makes a slaloming run into the box, eventually shooting straight at Joe Hart from a tight angle. 3:32PM 70 mins West Ham make a substitution, Javier Hernandez coming off for 20-year-old Spanish striker Toni Martinez. 3:29PM 67 mins Whalley gallops through the midfield and it looks as if Shrewsbury will go on the break, but Josh Cullen nicks the ball away belatedly. 3:24PM 62 mins Masuaku, seemingly the only West Ham player capable of initiating attacks at the moment, wins a corner for the Hammers. Shrewsbury clear. Set pieces have become a war of attrition at this point. Arthur Masuaku has been the one bright spark for West Ham Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:22PM 59 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a great chance for Whalley, with Declan Rice the only thing between the Shrews midfielder and a goal at the back post. West Ham win a free kick for a shove in the box, temporarily easing the pressure. 3:18PM 57 mins Arthur Masuaku gets a good ball into the box, but Dean Henderson is there to gather before it can find anyone in claret and blue. Sadler is back on with his head heavily bandaged. 3:17PM 55 mins Ten-man Shrewsbury have West Ham on the ropes, Carlton Morris and James Bolton playing a give-and-go to the right of the area before the latter smashes a vicious cross into the box. It's scrambled away in desperation, but not before a mix up on the ball sees the Shrews squander a great shooting opportunity. Shrewsbury have picked up where they left off in the first half Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:14PM 53 mins Meanwhile, Mat Sadler's head wound appears to have reopened. He's left the pitch to get stitches or staples, presumably. 3:13PM 51 mins West Ham squander a series of free kicks, thrown-ins and half-decent passing moves, but are struggling to create half chances at the moment, let alone chances. Pedro Obiang finds Andre Ayew with one ball into the box, but he can only direct another weak header at Dean Henderson. 3:08PM 46 mins Alex Rodman runs all through the West Ham defence and across the face of the box, but attempts to set up Shaun Whalley for the shot rather than taking it himself. The move fizzles out. It's an early warning for West Ham. 3:06PM Teams back out ... and the body language from the West Ham players is telling. They'll have to be less lethargic to get the better of this second half. 2:51PM Half time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham It's indicative of West Ham's general shakiness that Shrewsbury get another chance before the end of the half, winning a corner after a mix up in defence and causing havoc in the box before the ball goes out for a goal kick. The Shrews have been by far the better side so far and West Ham fans will surely have that sinking feeling. David Moyes needs to re-energise his flagging team at half time or the upset is on. Shrewsbury have been well on top at New Meadow Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:48PM 45+1 mins Jon Nolan fizzes a shot past Joe Hart's near post from the edge of the box, capping a half in which Shrewsbury have looked far likelier to score than West Ham. 2:46PM 44 mins Godfrey wins a free kick almost on the halfway line, this after being brought down by two or three mistimed tackles. The delivery has 'goal at the death' written all over it, but it drifts too far wide of the danger zone. 2:43PM 42 mins Andre Ayew manages to get a low shot on target from a narrow angle, but there's no real venom in it and Dean Henderson collects. 2:43PM 41 mins Sadler launches a big free kick up for the swarming Shrews but West Ham clear. Shrewsbury are well on top here, largely dictating the tempo of the game. Shrewsbury have made West Ham uncomfortable so far Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 2:38PM 35 mins Joe Hart makes a great save first from Mat Sadler and then from Alex Rodman, as Shrewsbury suddenly up the tempo and threaten to roar into the lead. Sadler got in behind and saw his shot across the face of goal pushed out brilliantly by Hart, while Rodman stung the West Ham keeper's palms from outside the box. 2:36PM 34 mins The free kick comes to Obiang, who directs a weak header on target but straight at Shrews goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Meanwhile, Ayew and Sadler are back on. 2:34PM 31 mins Andre Ayew and Mat Sadler clash heads in the Shrewsbury half, leaving the former writhing on the floor and the latter bleeding from the head. Both are forced to leave the pitch for treatment. It'll be a West Ham free kick when play resumes. 2:32PM 30 mins Chance for Shrewsbury! Declan Rice clears straight to Omar Beckles on the edge of the West Ham area, before the Shrews defender shapes up and shoots just over the bar. 2:27PM 25 mins Referee Paul Tierney has a word with Pedro Obiang after he fouls Nolan in the middle of the park. Whalley's in-swinging delivery is a dangerous one and Joe Hart is forced to come out and smother the ball under pressure from Godfrey. Joe Hart, wearing his cap requisitioned from the travelling fans Credit: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images 2:23PM 21 mins West Ham win a free kick in Shrewsbury's final third, but Masuaku produces a fairly awful delivery which is easily cleared. 2:20PM 17 mins Javier Hernandez is down clutching his knee after a jarring clash with Shrews captain Abu Ogogo, who challenged him – fairly, mind – as he attempted to clear a loose ball. After a break in play it looks like Hernandez will be able to continue, which is good. 2:17PM 15 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a long free kick from Shaun Whalley causes chaos in the box. West Ham struggle to clear their lines but eventually hack the ball away. The Shrews are giving as good as they get here. 2:14PM 10 mins Shrews midfielder Ben Godfrey makes a great break in the middle of the park, before Alex Rodman wins a free kick in a promising position outside the box. Jon Nolan's shot ricochets off the wall and out to safety. Meanwhile, Joe Hart is now shielding his eyes from the bright sun with a cap requisitioned from the West Ham fans. 2:10PM 8 mins Cheikhou Kouyate wins a corner for West Ham after good work from Masuaku. Carlton Morris clears at the near post but the ball is pumped back in for Kouyate, who sends a glancing header wide of the post. 2:06PM 5 mins It's been a scrappy opening spell which may well herald an old-school cup tie. Arthur Masuaku has made a few inroads down the left for West Ham, but other than that neither side have made much in attack. Arthur Masuaku is always a danger for West Ham Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:01PM West Ham kick off Can you feel that? Yes, that's the magic of the cup flowing through your veins. 1:57PM Teams in the tunnel ... and Joe Hart prepares to lead his West Ham teammates out against his old club. Meanwhile, in the BBC, studio, all the talk is of a shock result for Shrewsbury (to the point where it might not actually be that much of a shock). 1:54PM Hurst fancies an upset "We hope so," Paul Hurst says when asked whether Shrewsbury can beat the Hammers. "We know we're going to have to be at our best. West Ham have put a strong team out, so I think they've given us that respect." 1:02PM Shrewsbury team news MATCHDAY: The Town side that takes on @WestHamUtd in the @EmiratesFACup this afternoon #saloppic.twitter.com/KZ2WnXU8Mz— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) January 7, 2018 1:00PM West Ham team news Joe Hart captains the team on his return to Shrewsbury! pic.twitter.com/waA71lLN4x— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 12:58PM Shrewsbury homecomings Though he may have ill-fated memories of facing Shrewsbury as a manager, David Moyes spent three years at the club as a player between 1987 and 1990. Meanwhile, out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart began his career with the Shrews, making 58 appearances before signing for Manchester City in 2006. He returns in unhappy circumstances, having been demoted to the West Ham bench in recent times. 12:50PM Match preview Having seen fellow Premier League strugglers Stoke beaten by lower-league opposition yesterday, West Ham fans will be desperate for their side to avoid an FA Cup upset this weekend. While Stoke succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena – a result which cost manager Mark Hughes his job – West Ham travel to Shropshire today to take on Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews are currently second in League One and undefeated in eight matches, making them exactly the sort of team who could cause problems for an indifferent Premier League side. Even more worrying for West Ham supporters, David Moyes has expressed little enthusiasm for cup football in the run up to their third-round tie. Speaking in the midweek,  he said: "We can’t afford to damage our league season. If I thought I could win the FA Cup I would definitely try, but I would have to think twice if I thought it was going to affect our results in the Premier League." David Moyes doesn't have the luxury of making the FA Cup a priority Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images West Ham are 15th in the top flight after something of an upturn in form since Moyes' arrival, but the Hammers are hardly invulnerable to disaster. 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. A repeat of that result this afternoon would be a blow to fan morale at West Ham, even if Moyes might tacitly appreciate the chance to focus on the Premier League relegation battle. With wind back in their sails after a listless last few months under Slaven Bilic, however, it would be a waste to allow that momentum to dissipate in the face of the quietly confident Shrews. When he took over at New Meadow in October 2016, Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst inherited a team which were rock bottom of the third division. Having escaped relegation that season after finishing in the lower-mid table – a fate which Moyes would take in a heartbeat right now – Hurst will no doubt feel that his side are capable of upsetting the odds and making national headlines. Paul Hurst at New Meadow before kick off Credit: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images

Shrewsbury Town 0 West Ham 0, FA Cup: Joe Hart denies his former club to force third-round replay  

Joe Hart prevented an FA Cup embarrassment for West Ham United on his return to Shrewsbury Town. Paul Hurst's promotion challengers created numerous chances to have become the second giantkillers of the day after Newport County from League Two beat Championship side Leeds United 2-1. But they were kept in it by their goalkeeper Hart, who started his career with the hosts and made two flying saves, while Jon Nolan wasted a golden chance at the death. Shrewsbury were handed a boost before the game with the news that goalkeeper Dean Henderson – on loan from Manchester United – had been given the chance to play after being prevented from figuring in the first two rounds. By contrast Hart seemed ill prepared on his return to his home town. Joe Hart helped secure a replay for West Ham against his former club Credit: Getty Images  Struggling to see in the glare of the sun, he was handed a baseball cap by a fan behind the goal – claiming to be someone called Jack Martin-Kenny on social media. And it was Hart who was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers. James Bolton and Ben Godfrey both tried to convert Shaun Whalley's deep free kick at the far post after 27 minutes but Joe Hart smothered. Shrewsbury had another chance on 31 but Omar Beckles' 25-yard drive cleared Hart's bar by a foot. Hart was then forced into two crucial saves to stop his old club taking the lead. First Mat Sadler burst from the back and saw his left-foot drive beaten away, then Alex Rodman's low shot from a similar spot went the same way. Shrewsbury remained the more likely scorers into the second half, even remaining untroubled when they were down to 10 men for several minutes after Sadler went off to have his gashed head bandaged. West Ham manager David Moyes barks his instructions at New Meadow  Credit: Reuters  The League One side continued to make a mockery of the two division, 31-place gap between the teams well into the second period. Shrewsbury piled men forward and Rodman could only drill a bobbling effort straight at Hart when he perhaps should have crossed. Pinned back at times, West Ham were reduced to chasing the opposition and Pedro Obiang was outraged when he conceded a free kick for a foul on Jon Nolan some 40 yards from goal with five minutes to go. At the same time the Hammers faced disruption with Winston Reid forced off injured, to be replaced by Domingos Quina. From the resulting free kick swung in by Shaun Whalley, Shrewsbury wasted another chance of glory when Nolan blazed over from substitute Max Lowe pull back after Aristote Nsiala headed across goal and Josh Cullen was caught dawdling on the line. Shrewsbury broke away in time added on through Jon Nolan but after finding Lowe, the left back ran into trouble. The game ended goalless but it will West Ham who were the more relieved to have secured a replay.   3:58PM Dour day for West Ham It ends goalless. There will be a replay at London Stadium. pic.twitter.com/NhX0MyIESb— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 3:57PM Full time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham The Shrews deserve their replay at the London Stadium after an excellent performance, in which they outclassed Premier League opposition for long periods. West Ham were frankly dire, with another 90 minutes of football their punishment for being so completely unimaginative. 3:55PM 91+3 mins Shrewsbury so, so nearly go one on one after a great break from midfield, but Nolan can't get the final ball right and Payne gives away a free kick. 3:53PM 91+2 mins West Ham finally show some enterprise going forwards, forcing Shrewsbury onto the back foot. All they have to show for it so far is a Masuaku long throw into the box, however. 3:49PM 88 mins Final change for the Shrews, who are really going for it now. Shaun Whalley is replaced by young forward Arthur Gnahoua. 3:48PM 86 mins Chance to win it for Shrewsbury! A long free kick is pumped into the box and headed across goal by Aristotle Nsiala. Stefan Payne wins the ball in an unlikely position and squares to Jon Nolan, but he can only blast over the bar from close range. 3:46PM 85 mins Winston Reid is forced off after seemingly twisting his knee. Domingos Quina is on, forcing a reshuffle in the West Ham defence. 3:43PM 81 mins It's another substitution for Shrewsbury, with Carlton Morris coming off for striker Stefan Payne. 3:42PM 79 mins Pedro Obiang dribbles through a couple of tackles and fires through a crowd of Shrewsbury defenders, but he drags his shot across the goalmouth and out for a goal kick. David Moyes watches on from the sidelines, frustrated Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:40PM 77 mins West Ham's free kick comes to nothing after a lackadaisical delivery. Cullen is on the sidelines changing his bloody kit and definitely missing a front tooth, though it appears he wants to play on. 3:37PM 75 mins West Ham have a free kick 25 yards out after Ogogo accidentally boots Cullen in the face, leaving the young midfielder with a bleeding mouth and possibly a missing tooth. The Shrews make their first substitution of the match, Max Lowe coming on for Alex Rodman. 3:33PM 72 mins West Ham fans have their hearts in their mouths as Abu Ogogo makes a slaloming run into the box, eventually shooting straight at Joe Hart from a tight angle. 3:32PM 70 mins West Ham make a substitution, Javier Hernandez coming off for 20-year-old Spanish striker Toni Martinez. 3:29PM 67 mins Whalley gallops through the midfield and it looks as if Shrewsbury will go on the break, but Josh Cullen nicks the ball away belatedly. 3:24PM 62 mins Masuaku, seemingly the only West Ham player capable of initiating attacks at the moment, wins a corner for the Hammers. Shrewsbury clear. Set pieces have become a war of attrition at this point. Arthur Masuaku has been the one bright spark for West Ham Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:22PM 59 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a great chance for Whalley, with Declan Rice the only thing between the Shrews midfielder and a goal at the back post. West Ham win a free kick for a shove in the box, temporarily easing the pressure. 3:18PM 57 mins Arthur Masuaku gets a good ball into the box, but Dean Henderson is there to gather before it can find anyone in claret and blue. Sadler is back on with his head heavily bandaged. 3:17PM 55 mins Ten-man Shrewsbury have West Ham on the ropes, Carlton Morris and James Bolton playing a give-and-go to the right of the area before the latter smashes a vicious cross into the box. It's scrambled away in desperation, but not before a mix up on the ball sees the Shrews squander a great shooting opportunity. Shrewsbury have picked up where they left off in the first half Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:14PM 53 mins Meanwhile, Mat Sadler's head wound appears to have reopened. He's left the pitch to get stitches or staples, presumably. 3:13PM 51 mins West Ham squander a series of free kicks, thrown-ins and half-decent passing moves, but are struggling to create half chances at the moment, let alone chances. Pedro Obiang finds Andre Ayew with one ball into the box, but he can only direct another weak header at Dean Henderson. 3:08PM 46 mins Alex Rodman runs all through the West Ham defence and across the face of the box, but attempts to set up Shaun Whalley for the shot rather than taking it himself. The move fizzles out. It's an early warning for West Ham. 3:06PM Teams back out ... and the body language from the West Ham players is telling. They'll have to be less lethargic to get the better of this second half. 2:51PM Half time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham It's indicative of West Ham's general shakiness that Shrewsbury get another chance before the end of the half, winning a corner after a mix up in defence and causing havoc in the box before the ball goes out for a goal kick. The Shrews have been by far the better side so far and West Ham fans will surely have that sinking feeling. David Moyes needs to re-energise his flagging team at half time or the upset is on. Shrewsbury have been well on top at New Meadow Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:48PM 45+1 mins Jon Nolan fizzes a shot past Joe Hart's near post from the edge of the box, capping a half in which Shrewsbury have looked far likelier to score than West Ham. 2:46PM 44 mins Godfrey wins a free kick almost on the halfway line, this after being brought down by two or three mistimed tackles. The delivery has 'goal at the death' written all over it, but it drifts too far wide of the danger zone. 2:43PM 42 mins Andre Ayew manages to get a low shot on target from a narrow angle, but there's no real venom in it and Dean Henderson collects. 2:43PM 41 mins Sadler launches a big free kick up for the swarming Shrews but West Ham clear. Shrewsbury are well on top here, largely dictating the tempo of the game. Shrewsbury have made West Ham uncomfortable so far Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 2:38PM 35 mins Joe Hart makes a great save first from Mat Sadler and then from Alex Rodman, as Shrewsbury suddenly up the tempo and threaten to roar into the lead. Sadler got in behind and saw his shot across the face of goal pushed out brilliantly by Hart, while Rodman stung the West Ham keeper's palms from outside the box. 2:36PM 34 mins The free kick comes to Obiang, who directs a weak header on target but straight at Shrews goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Meanwhile, Ayew and Sadler are back on. 2:34PM 31 mins Andre Ayew and Mat Sadler clash heads in the Shrewsbury half, leaving the former writhing on the floor and the latter bleeding from the head. Both are forced to leave the pitch for treatment. It'll be a West Ham free kick when play resumes. 2:32PM 30 mins Chance for Shrewsbury! Declan Rice clears straight to Omar Beckles on the edge of the West Ham area, before the Shrews defender shapes up and shoots just over the bar. 2:27PM 25 mins Referee Paul Tierney has a word with Pedro Obiang after he fouls Nolan in the middle of the park. Whalley's in-swinging delivery is a dangerous one and Joe Hart is forced to come out and smother the ball under pressure from Godfrey. Joe Hart, wearing his cap requisitioned from the travelling fans Credit: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images 2:23PM 21 mins West Ham win a free kick in Shrewsbury's final third, but Masuaku produces a fairly awful delivery which is easily cleared. 2:20PM 17 mins Javier Hernandez is down clutching his knee after a jarring clash with Shrews captain Abu Ogogo, who challenged him – fairly, mind – as he attempted to clear a loose ball. After a break in play it looks like Hernandez will be able to continue, which is good. 2:17PM 15 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a long free kick from Shaun Whalley causes chaos in the box. West Ham struggle to clear their lines but eventually hack the ball away. The Shrews are giving as good as they get here. 2:14PM 10 mins Shrews midfielder Ben Godfrey makes a great break in the middle of the park, before Alex Rodman wins a free kick in a promising position outside the box. Jon Nolan's shot ricochets off the wall and out to safety. Meanwhile, Joe Hart is now shielding his eyes from the bright sun with a cap requisitioned from the West Ham fans. 2:10PM 8 mins Cheikhou Kouyate wins a corner for West Ham after good work from Masuaku. Carlton Morris clears at the near post but the ball is pumped back in for Kouyate, who sends a glancing header wide of the post. 2:06PM 5 mins It's been a scrappy opening spell which may well herald an old-school cup tie. Arthur Masuaku has made a few inroads down the left for West Ham, but other than that neither side have made much in attack. Arthur Masuaku is always a danger for West Ham Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:01PM West Ham kick off Can you feel that? Yes, that's the magic of the cup flowing through your veins. 1:57PM Teams in the tunnel ... and Joe Hart prepares to lead his West Ham teammates out against his old club. Meanwhile, in the BBC, studio, all the talk is of a shock result for Shrewsbury (to the point where it might not actually be that much of a shock). 1:54PM Hurst fancies an upset "We hope so," Paul Hurst says when asked whether Shrewsbury can beat the Hammers. "We know we're going to have to be at our best. West Ham have put a strong team out, so I think they've given us that respect." 1:02PM Shrewsbury team news MATCHDAY: The Town side that takes on @WestHamUtd in the @EmiratesFACup this afternoon #saloppic.twitter.com/KZ2WnXU8Mz— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) January 7, 2018 1:00PM West Ham team news Joe Hart captains the team on his return to Shrewsbury! pic.twitter.com/waA71lLN4x— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 12:58PM Shrewsbury homecomings Though he may have ill-fated memories of facing Shrewsbury as a manager, David Moyes spent three years at the club as a player between 1987 and 1990. Meanwhile, out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart began his career with the Shrews, making 58 appearances before signing for Manchester City in 2006. He returns in unhappy circumstances, having been demoted to the West Ham bench in recent times. 12:50PM Match preview Having seen fellow Premier League strugglers Stoke beaten by lower-league opposition yesterday, West Ham fans will be desperate for their side to avoid an FA Cup upset this weekend. While Stoke succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena – a result which cost manager Mark Hughes his job – West Ham travel to Shropshire today to take on Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews are currently second in League One and undefeated in eight matches, making them exactly the sort of team who could cause problems for an indifferent Premier League side. Even more worrying for West Ham supporters, David Moyes has expressed little enthusiasm for cup football in the run up to their third-round tie. Speaking in the midweek,  he said: "We can’t afford to damage our league season. If I thought I could win the FA Cup I would definitely try, but I would have to think twice if I thought it was going to affect our results in the Premier League." David Moyes doesn't have the luxury of making the FA Cup a priority Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images West Ham are 15th in the top flight after something of an upturn in form since Moyes' arrival, but the Hammers are hardly invulnerable to disaster. 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. A repeat of that result this afternoon would be a blow to fan morale at West Ham, even if Moyes might tacitly appreciate the chance to focus on the Premier League relegation battle. With wind back in their sails after a listless last few months under Slaven Bilic, however, it would be a waste to allow that momentum to dissipate in the face of the quietly confident Shrews. When he took over at New Meadow in October 2016, Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst inherited a team which were rock bottom of the third division. Having escaped relegation that season after finishing in the lower-mid table – a fate which Moyes would take in a heartbeat right now – Hurst will no doubt feel that his side are capable of upsetting the odds and making national headlines. Paul Hurst at New Meadow before kick off Credit: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images

Shrewsbury Town 0 West Ham 0, FA Cup: Joe Hart denies his former club to force third-round replay  

Joe Hart prevented an FA Cup embarrassment for West Ham United on his return to Shrewsbury Town. Paul Hurst's promotion challengers created numerous chances to have become the second giantkillers of the day after Newport County from League Two beat Championship side Leeds United 2-1. But they were kept in it by their goalkeeper Hart, who started his career with the hosts and made two flying saves, while Jon Nolan wasted a golden chance at the death. Shrewsbury were handed a boost before the game with the news that goalkeeper Dean Henderson – on loan from Manchester United – had been given the chance to play after being prevented from figuring in the first two rounds. By contrast Hart seemed ill prepared on his return to his home town. Joe Hart helped secure a replay for West Ham against his former club Credit: Getty Images  Struggling to see in the glare of the sun, he was handed a baseball cap by a fan behind the goal – claiming to be someone called Jack Martin-Kenny on social media. And it was Hart who was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers. James Bolton and Ben Godfrey both tried to convert Shaun Whalley's deep free kick at the far post after 27 minutes but Joe Hart smothered. Shrewsbury had another chance on 31 but Omar Beckles' 25-yard drive cleared Hart's bar by a foot. Hart was then forced into two crucial saves to stop his old club taking the lead. First Mat Sadler burst from the back and saw his left-foot drive beaten away, then Alex Rodman's low shot from a similar spot went the same way. Shrewsbury remained the more likely scorers into the second half, even remaining untroubled when they were down to 10 men for several minutes after Sadler went off to have his gashed head bandaged. West Ham manager David Moyes barks his instructions at New Meadow  Credit: Reuters  The League One side continued to make a mockery of the two division, 31-place gap between the teams well into the second period. Shrewsbury piled men forward and Rodman could only drill a bobbling effort straight at Hart when he perhaps should have crossed. Pinned back at times, West Ham were reduced to chasing the opposition and Pedro Obiang was outraged when he conceded a free kick for a foul on Jon Nolan some 40 yards from goal with five minutes to go. At the same time the Hammers faced disruption with Winston Reid forced off injured, to be replaced by Domingos Quina. From the resulting free kick swung in by Shaun Whalley, Shrewsbury wasted another chance of glory when Nolan blazed over from substitute Max Lowe pull back after Aristote Nsiala headed across goal and Josh Cullen was caught dawdling on the line. Shrewsbury broke away in time added on through Jon Nolan but after finding Lowe, the left back ran into trouble. The game ended goalless but it will West Ham who were the more relieved to have secured a replay.   3:58PM Dour day for West Ham It ends goalless. There will be a replay at London Stadium. pic.twitter.com/NhX0MyIESb— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 3:57PM Full time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham The Shrews deserve their replay at the London Stadium after an excellent performance, in which they outclassed Premier League opposition for long periods. West Ham were frankly dire, with another 90 minutes of football their punishment for being so completely unimaginative. 3:55PM 91+3 mins Shrewsbury so, so nearly go one on one after a great break from midfield, but Nolan can't get the final ball right and Payne gives away a free kick. 3:53PM 91+2 mins West Ham finally show some enterprise going forwards, forcing Shrewsbury onto the back foot. All they have to show for it so far is a Masuaku long throw into the box, however. 3:49PM 88 mins Final change for the Shrews, who are really going for it now. Shaun Whalley is replaced by young forward Arthur Gnahoua. 3:48PM 86 mins Chance to win it for Shrewsbury! A long free kick is pumped into the box and headed across goal by Aristotle Nsiala. Stefan Payne wins the ball in an unlikely position and squares to Jon Nolan, but he can only blast over the bar from close range. 3:46PM 85 mins Winston Reid is forced off after seemingly twisting his knee. Domingos Quina is on, forcing a reshuffle in the West Ham defence. 3:43PM 81 mins It's another substitution for Shrewsbury, with Carlton Morris coming off for striker Stefan Payne. 3:42PM 79 mins Pedro Obiang dribbles through a couple of tackles and fires through a crowd of Shrewsbury defenders, but he drags his shot across the goalmouth and out for a goal kick. David Moyes watches on from the sidelines, frustrated Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:40PM 77 mins West Ham's free kick comes to nothing after a lackadaisical delivery. Cullen is on the sidelines changing his bloody kit and definitely missing a front tooth, though it appears he wants to play on. 3:37PM 75 mins West Ham have a free kick 25 yards out after Ogogo accidentally boots Cullen in the face, leaving the young midfielder with a bleeding mouth and possibly a missing tooth. The Shrews make their first substitution of the match, Max Lowe coming on for Alex Rodman. 3:33PM 72 mins West Ham fans have their hearts in their mouths as Abu Ogogo makes a slaloming run into the box, eventually shooting straight at Joe Hart from a tight angle. 3:32PM 70 mins West Ham make a substitution, Javier Hernandez coming off for 20-year-old Spanish striker Toni Martinez. 3:29PM 67 mins Whalley gallops through the midfield and it looks as if Shrewsbury will go on the break, but Josh Cullen nicks the ball away belatedly. 3:24PM 62 mins Masuaku, seemingly the only West Ham player capable of initiating attacks at the moment, wins a corner for the Hammers. Shrewsbury clear. Set pieces have become a war of attrition at this point. Arthur Masuaku has been the one bright spark for West Ham Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:22PM 59 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a great chance for Whalley, with Declan Rice the only thing between the Shrews midfielder and a goal at the back post. West Ham win a free kick for a shove in the box, temporarily easing the pressure. 3:18PM 57 mins Arthur Masuaku gets a good ball into the box, but Dean Henderson is there to gather before it can find anyone in claret and blue. Sadler is back on with his head heavily bandaged. 3:17PM 55 mins Ten-man Shrewsbury have West Ham on the ropes, Carlton Morris and James Bolton playing a give-and-go to the right of the area before the latter smashes a vicious cross into the box. It's scrambled away in desperation, but not before a mix up on the ball sees the Shrews squander a great shooting opportunity. Shrewsbury have picked up where they left off in the first half Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:14PM 53 mins Meanwhile, Mat Sadler's head wound appears to have reopened. He's left the pitch to get stitches or staples, presumably. 3:13PM 51 mins West Ham squander a series of free kicks, thrown-ins and half-decent passing moves, but are struggling to create half chances at the moment, let alone chances. Pedro Obiang finds Andre Ayew with one ball into the box, but he can only direct another weak header at Dean Henderson. 3:08PM 46 mins Alex Rodman runs all through the West Ham defence and across the face of the box, but attempts to set up Shaun Whalley for the shot rather than taking it himself. The move fizzles out. It's an early warning for West Ham. 3:06PM Teams back out ... and the body language from the West Ham players is telling. They'll have to be less lethargic to get the better of this second half. 2:51PM Half time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham It's indicative of West Ham's general shakiness that Shrewsbury get another chance before the end of the half, winning a corner after a mix up in defence and causing havoc in the box before the ball goes out for a goal kick. The Shrews have been by far the better side so far and West Ham fans will surely have that sinking feeling. David Moyes needs to re-energise his flagging team at half time or the upset is on. Shrewsbury have been well on top at New Meadow Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:48PM 45+1 mins Jon Nolan fizzes a shot past Joe Hart's near post from the edge of the box, capping a half in which Shrewsbury have looked far likelier to score than West Ham. 2:46PM 44 mins Godfrey wins a free kick almost on the halfway line, this after being brought down by two or three mistimed tackles. The delivery has 'goal at the death' written all over it, but it drifts too far wide of the danger zone. 2:43PM 42 mins Andre Ayew manages to get a low shot on target from a narrow angle, but there's no real venom in it and Dean Henderson collects. 2:43PM 41 mins Sadler launches a big free kick up for the swarming Shrews but West Ham clear. Shrewsbury are well on top here, largely dictating the tempo of the game. Shrewsbury have made West Ham uncomfortable so far Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 2:38PM 35 mins Joe Hart makes a great save first from Mat Sadler and then from Alex Rodman, as Shrewsbury suddenly up the tempo and threaten to roar into the lead. Sadler got in behind and saw his shot across the face of goal pushed out brilliantly by Hart, while Rodman stung the West Ham keeper's palms from outside the box. 2:36PM 34 mins The free kick comes to Obiang, who directs a weak header on target but straight at Shrews goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Meanwhile, Ayew and Sadler are back on. 2:34PM 31 mins Andre Ayew and Mat Sadler clash heads in the Shrewsbury half, leaving the former writhing on the floor and the latter bleeding from the head. Both are forced to leave the pitch for treatment. It'll be a West Ham free kick when play resumes. 2:32PM 30 mins Chance for Shrewsbury! Declan Rice clears straight to Omar Beckles on the edge of the West Ham area, before the Shrews defender shapes up and shoots just over the bar. 2:27PM 25 mins Referee Paul Tierney has a word with Pedro Obiang after he fouls Nolan in the middle of the park. Whalley's in-swinging delivery is a dangerous one and Joe Hart is forced to come out and smother the ball under pressure from Godfrey. Joe Hart, wearing his cap requisitioned from the travelling fans Credit: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images 2:23PM 21 mins West Ham win a free kick in Shrewsbury's final third, but Masuaku produces a fairly awful delivery which is easily cleared. 2:20PM 17 mins Javier Hernandez is down clutching his knee after a jarring clash with Shrews captain Abu Ogogo, who challenged him – fairly, mind – as he attempted to clear a loose ball. After a break in play it looks like Hernandez will be able to continue, which is good. 2:17PM 15 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a long free kick from Shaun Whalley causes chaos in the box. West Ham struggle to clear their lines but eventually hack the ball away. The Shrews are giving as good as they get here. 2:14PM 10 mins Shrews midfielder Ben Godfrey makes a great break in the middle of the park, before Alex Rodman wins a free kick in a promising position outside the box. Jon Nolan's shot ricochets off the wall and out to safety. Meanwhile, Joe Hart is now shielding his eyes from the bright sun with a cap requisitioned from the West Ham fans. 2:10PM 8 mins Cheikhou Kouyate wins a corner for West Ham after good work from Masuaku. Carlton Morris clears at the near post but the ball is pumped back in for Kouyate, who sends a glancing header wide of the post. 2:06PM 5 mins It's been a scrappy opening spell which may well herald an old-school cup tie. Arthur Masuaku has made a few inroads down the left for West Ham, but other than that neither side have made much in attack. Arthur Masuaku is always a danger for West Ham Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:01PM West Ham kick off Can you feel that? Yes, that's the magic of the cup flowing through your veins. 1:57PM Teams in the tunnel ... and Joe Hart prepares to lead his West Ham teammates out against his old club. Meanwhile, in the BBC, studio, all the talk is of a shock result for Shrewsbury (to the point where it might not actually be that much of a shock). 1:54PM Hurst fancies an upset "We hope so," Paul Hurst says when asked whether Shrewsbury can beat the Hammers. "We know we're going to have to be at our best. West Ham have put a strong team out, so I think they've given us that respect." 1:02PM Shrewsbury team news MATCHDAY: The Town side that takes on @WestHamUtd in the @EmiratesFACup this afternoon #saloppic.twitter.com/KZ2WnXU8Mz— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) January 7, 2018 1:00PM West Ham team news Joe Hart captains the team on his return to Shrewsbury! pic.twitter.com/waA71lLN4x— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 12:58PM Shrewsbury homecomings Though he may have ill-fated memories of facing Shrewsbury as a manager, David Moyes spent three years at the club as a player between 1987 and 1990. Meanwhile, out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart began his career with the Shrews, making 58 appearances before signing for Manchester City in 2006. He returns in unhappy circumstances, having been demoted to the West Ham bench in recent times. 12:50PM Match preview Having seen fellow Premier League strugglers Stoke beaten by lower-league opposition yesterday, West Ham fans will be desperate for their side to avoid an FA Cup upset this weekend. While Stoke succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena – a result which cost manager Mark Hughes his job – West Ham travel to Shropshire today to take on Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews are currently second in League One and undefeated in eight matches, making them exactly the sort of team who could cause problems for an indifferent Premier League side. Even more worrying for West Ham supporters, David Moyes has expressed little enthusiasm for cup football in the run up to their third-round tie. Speaking in the midweek,  he said: "We can’t afford to damage our league season. If I thought I could win the FA Cup I would definitely try, but I would have to think twice if I thought it was going to affect our results in the Premier League." David Moyes doesn't have the luxury of making the FA Cup a priority Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images West Ham are 15th in the top flight after something of an upturn in form since Moyes' arrival, but the Hammers are hardly invulnerable to disaster. 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. A repeat of that result this afternoon would be a blow to fan morale at West Ham, even if Moyes might tacitly appreciate the chance to focus on the Premier League relegation battle. With wind back in their sails after a listless last few months under Slaven Bilic, however, it would be a waste to allow that momentum to dissipate in the face of the quietly confident Shrews. When he took over at New Meadow in October 2016, Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst inherited a team which were rock bottom of the third division. Having escaped relegation that season after finishing in the lower-mid table – a fate which Moyes would take in a heartbeat right now – Hurst will no doubt feel that his side are capable of upsetting the odds and making national headlines. Paul Hurst at New Meadow before kick off Credit: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images

Shrewsbury Town 0 West Ham 0, FA Cup: Joe Hart denies his former club to force third-round replay  

Joe Hart prevented an FA Cup embarrassment for West Ham United on his return to Shrewsbury Town. Paul Hurst's promotion challengers created numerous chances to have become the second giantkillers of the day after Newport County from League Two beat Championship side Leeds United 2-1. But they were kept in it by their goalkeeper Hart, who started his career with the hosts and made two flying saves, while Jon Nolan wasted a golden chance at the death. Shrewsbury were handed a boost before the game with the news that goalkeeper Dean Henderson – on loan from Manchester United – had been given the chance to play after being prevented from figuring in the first two rounds. By contrast Hart seemed ill prepared on his return to his home town. Joe Hart helped secure a replay for West Ham against his former club Credit: Getty Images  Struggling to see in the glare of the sun, he was handed a baseball cap by a fan behind the goal – claiming to be someone called Jack Martin-Kenny on social media. And it was Hart who was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers. James Bolton and Ben Godfrey both tried to convert Shaun Whalley's deep free kick at the far post after 27 minutes but Joe Hart smothered. Shrewsbury had another chance on 31 but Omar Beckles' 25-yard drive cleared Hart's bar by a foot. Hart was then forced into two crucial saves to stop his old club taking the lead. First Mat Sadler burst from the back and saw his left-foot drive beaten away, then Alex Rodman's low shot from a similar spot went the same way. Shrewsbury remained the more likely scorers into the second half, even remaining untroubled when they were down to 10 men for several minutes after Sadler went off to have his gashed head bandaged. West Ham manager David Moyes barks his instructions at New Meadow  Credit: Reuters  The League One side continued to make a mockery of the two division, 31-place gap between the teams well into the second period. Shrewsbury piled men forward and Rodman could only drill a bobbling effort straight at Hart when he perhaps should have crossed. Pinned back at times, West Ham were reduced to chasing the opposition and Pedro Obiang was outraged when he conceded a free kick for a foul on Jon Nolan some 40 yards from goal with five minutes to go. At the same time the Hammers faced disruption with Winston Reid forced off injured, to be replaced by Domingos Quina. From the resulting free kick swung in by Shaun Whalley, Shrewsbury wasted another chance of glory when Nolan blazed over from substitute Max Lowe pull back after Aristote Nsiala headed across goal and Josh Cullen was caught dawdling on the line. Shrewsbury broke away in time added on through Jon Nolan but after finding Lowe, the left back ran into trouble. The game ended goalless but it will West Ham who were the more relieved to have secured a replay.   3:58PM Dour day for West Ham It ends goalless. There will be a replay at London Stadium. pic.twitter.com/NhX0MyIESb— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 3:57PM Full time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham The Shrews deserve their replay at the London Stadium after an excellent performance, in which they outclassed Premier League opposition for long periods. West Ham were frankly dire, with another 90 minutes of football their punishment for being so completely unimaginative. 3:55PM 91+3 mins Shrewsbury so, so nearly go one on one after a great break from midfield, but Nolan can't get the final ball right and Payne gives away a free kick. 3:53PM 91+2 mins West Ham finally show some enterprise going forwards, forcing Shrewsbury onto the back foot. All they have to show for it so far is a Masuaku long throw into the box, however. 3:49PM 88 mins Final change for the Shrews, who are really going for it now. Shaun Whalley is replaced by young forward Arthur Gnahoua. 3:48PM 86 mins Chance to win it for Shrewsbury! A long free kick is pumped into the box and headed across goal by Aristotle Nsiala. Stefan Payne wins the ball in an unlikely position and squares to Jon Nolan, but he can only blast over the bar from close range. 3:46PM 85 mins Winston Reid is forced off after seemingly twisting his knee. Domingos Quina is on, forcing a reshuffle in the West Ham defence. 3:43PM 81 mins It's another substitution for Shrewsbury, with Carlton Morris coming off for striker Stefan Payne. 3:42PM 79 mins Pedro Obiang dribbles through a couple of tackles and fires through a crowd of Shrewsbury defenders, but he drags his shot across the goalmouth and out for a goal kick. David Moyes watches on from the sidelines, frustrated Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:40PM 77 mins West Ham's free kick comes to nothing after a lackadaisical delivery. Cullen is on the sidelines changing his bloody kit and definitely missing a front tooth, though it appears he wants to play on. 3:37PM 75 mins West Ham have a free kick 25 yards out after Ogogo accidentally boots Cullen in the face, leaving the young midfielder with a bleeding mouth and possibly a missing tooth. The Shrews make their first substitution of the match, Max Lowe coming on for Alex Rodman. 3:33PM 72 mins West Ham fans have their hearts in their mouths as Abu Ogogo makes a slaloming run into the box, eventually shooting straight at Joe Hart from a tight angle. 3:32PM 70 mins West Ham make a substitution, Javier Hernandez coming off for 20-year-old Spanish striker Toni Martinez. 3:29PM 67 mins Whalley gallops through the midfield and it looks as if Shrewsbury will go on the break, but Josh Cullen nicks the ball away belatedly. 3:24PM 62 mins Masuaku, seemingly the only West Ham player capable of initiating attacks at the moment, wins a corner for the Hammers. Shrewsbury clear. Set pieces have become a war of attrition at this point. Arthur Masuaku has been the one bright spark for West Ham Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:22PM 59 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a great chance for Whalley, with Declan Rice the only thing between the Shrews midfielder and a goal at the back post. West Ham win a free kick for a shove in the box, temporarily easing the pressure. 3:18PM 57 mins Arthur Masuaku gets a good ball into the box, but Dean Henderson is there to gather before it can find anyone in claret and blue. Sadler is back on with his head heavily bandaged. 3:17PM 55 mins Ten-man Shrewsbury have West Ham on the ropes, Carlton Morris and James Bolton playing a give-and-go to the right of the area before the latter smashes a vicious cross into the box. It's scrambled away in desperation, but not before a mix up on the ball sees the Shrews squander a great shooting opportunity. Shrewsbury have picked up where they left off in the first half Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 3:14PM 53 mins Meanwhile, Mat Sadler's head wound appears to have reopened. He's left the pitch to get stitches or staples, presumably. 3:13PM 51 mins West Ham squander a series of free kicks, thrown-ins and half-decent passing moves, but are struggling to create half chances at the moment, let alone chances. Pedro Obiang finds Andre Ayew with one ball into the box, but he can only direct another weak header at Dean Henderson. 3:08PM 46 mins Alex Rodman runs all through the West Ham defence and across the face of the box, but attempts to set up Shaun Whalley for the shot rather than taking it himself. The move fizzles out. It's an early warning for West Ham. 3:06PM Teams back out ... and the body language from the West Ham players is telling. They'll have to be less lethargic to get the better of this second half. 2:51PM Half time, Shrewsbury 0-0 West Ham It's indicative of West Ham's general shakiness that Shrewsbury get another chance before the end of the half, winning a corner after a mix up in defence and causing havoc in the box before the ball goes out for a goal kick. The Shrews have been by far the better side so far and West Ham fans will surely have that sinking feeling. David Moyes needs to re-energise his flagging team at half time or the upset is on. Shrewsbury have been well on top at New Meadow Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:48PM 45+1 mins Jon Nolan fizzes a shot past Joe Hart's near post from the edge of the box, capping a half in which Shrewsbury have looked far likelier to score than West Ham. 2:46PM 44 mins Godfrey wins a free kick almost on the halfway line, this after being brought down by two or three mistimed tackles. The delivery has 'goal at the death' written all over it, but it drifts too far wide of the danger zone. 2:43PM 42 mins Andre Ayew manages to get a low shot on target from a narrow angle, but there's no real venom in it and Dean Henderson collects. 2:43PM 41 mins Sadler launches a big free kick up for the swarming Shrews but West Ham clear. Shrewsbury are well on top here, largely dictating the tempo of the game. Shrewsbury have made West Ham uncomfortable so far Credit: Andrew Yates/Reuters 2:38PM 35 mins Joe Hart makes a great save first from Mat Sadler and then from Alex Rodman, as Shrewsbury suddenly up the tempo and threaten to roar into the lead. Sadler got in behind and saw his shot across the face of goal pushed out brilliantly by Hart, while Rodman stung the West Ham keeper's palms from outside the box. 2:36PM 34 mins The free kick comes to Obiang, who directs a weak header on target but straight at Shrews goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Meanwhile, Ayew and Sadler are back on. 2:34PM 31 mins Andre Ayew and Mat Sadler clash heads in the Shrewsbury half, leaving the former writhing on the floor and the latter bleeding from the head. Both are forced to leave the pitch for treatment. It'll be a West Ham free kick when play resumes. 2:32PM 30 mins Chance for Shrewsbury! Declan Rice clears straight to Omar Beckles on the edge of the West Ham area, before the Shrews defender shapes up and shoots just over the bar. 2:27PM 25 mins Referee Paul Tierney has a word with Pedro Obiang after he fouls Nolan in the middle of the park. Whalley's in-swinging delivery is a dangerous one and Joe Hart is forced to come out and smother the ball under pressure from Godfrey. Joe Hart, wearing his cap requisitioned from the travelling fans Credit: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images 2:23PM 21 mins West Ham win a free kick in Shrewsbury's final third, but Masuaku produces a fairly awful delivery which is easily cleared. 2:20PM 17 mins Javier Hernandez is down clutching his knee after a jarring clash with Shrews captain Abu Ogogo, who challenged him – fairly, mind – as he attempted to clear a loose ball. After a break in play it looks like Hernandez will be able to continue, which is good. 2:17PM 15 mins Shrewsbury win a corner after a long free kick from Shaun Whalley causes chaos in the box. West Ham struggle to clear their lines but eventually hack the ball away. The Shrews are giving as good as they get here. 2:14PM 10 mins Shrews midfielder Ben Godfrey makes a great break in the middle of the park, before Alex Rodman wins a free kick in a promising position outside the box. Jon Nolan's shot ricochets off the wall and out to safety. Meanwhile, Joe Hart is now shielding his eyes from the bright sun with a cap requisitioned from the West Ham fans. 2:10PM 8 mins Cheikhou Kouyate wins a corner for West Ham after good work from Masuaku. Carlton Morris clears at the near post but the ball is pumped back in for Kouyate, who sends a glancing header wide of the post. 2:06PM 5 mins It's been a scrappy opening spell which may well herald an old-school cup tie. Arthur Masuaku has made a few inroads down the left for West Ham, but other than that neither side have made much in attack. Arthur Masuaku is always a danger for West Ham Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images 2:01PM West Ham kick off Can you feel that? Yes, that's the magic of the cup flowing through your veins. 1:57PM Teams in the tunnel ... and Joe Hart prepares to lead his West Ham teammates out against his old club. Meanwhile, in the BBC, studio, all the talk is of a shock result for Shrewsbury (to the point where it might not actually be that much of a shock). 1:54PM Hurst fancies an upset "We hope so," Paul Hurst says when asked whether Shrewsbury can beat the Hammers. "We know we're going to have to be at our best. West Ham have put a strong team out, so I think they've given us that respect." 1:02PM Shrewsbury team news MATCHDAY: The Town side that takes on @WestHamUtd in the @EmiratesFACup this afternoon #saloppic.twitter.com/KZ2WnXU8Mz— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) January 7, 2018 1:00PM West Ham team news Joe Hart captains the team on his return to Shrewsbury! pic.twitter.com/waA71lLN4x— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 7, 2018 12:58PM Shrewsbury homecomings Though he may have ill-fated memories of facing Shrewsbury as a manager, David Moyes spent three years at the club as a player between 1987 and 1990. Meanwhile, out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart began his career with the Shrews, making 58 appearances before signing for Manchester City in 2006. He returns in unhappy circumstances, having been demoted to the West Ham bench in recent times. 12:50PM Match preview Having seen fellow Premier League strugglers Stoke beaten by lower-league opposition yesterday, West Ham fans will be desperate for their side to avoid an FA Cup upset this weekend. While Stoke succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena – a result which cost manager Mark Hughes his job – West Ham travel to Shropshire today to take on Shrewsbury Town. The Shrews are currently second in League One and undefeated in eight matches, making them exactly the sort of team who could cause problems for an indifferent Premier League side. Even more worrying for West Ham supporters, David Moyes has expressed little enthusiasm for cup football in the run up to their third-round tie. Speaking in the midweek,  he said: "We can’t afford to damage our league season. If I thought I could win the FA Cup I would definitely try, but I would have to think twice if I thought it was going to affect our results in the Premier League." David Moyes doesn't have the luxury of making the FA Cup a priority Credit: Gareth Copley/Getty Images West Ham are 15th in the top flight after something of an upturn in form since Moyes' arrival, but the Hammers are hardly invulnerable to disaster. 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. A repeat of that result this afternoon would be a blow to fan morale at West Ham, even if Moyes might tacitly appreciate the chance to focus on the Premier League relegation battle. With wind back in their sails after a listless last few months under Slaven Bilic, however, it would be a waste to allow that momentum to dissipate in the face of the quietly confident Shrews. When he took over at New Meadow in October 2016, Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst inherited a team which were rock bottom of the third division. Having escaped relegation that season after finishing in the lower-mid table – a fate which Moyes would take in a heartbeat right now – Hurst will no doubt feel that his side are capable of upsetting the odds and making national headlines. Paul Hurst at New Meadow before kick off Credit: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images

Wife of Ukip leader Henry Bolton reveals heartbreak after he leaves her for 25-year-old model

Wife of Ukip leader Henry Bolton reveals heartbreak after he leaves her for 25-year-old model

Wife of Ukip leader Henry Bolton reveals heartbreak after he leaves her for 25-year-old model

Wife of Ukip leader Henry Bolton reveals heartbreak after he leaves her for 25-year-old model

Bolton 1 Huddersfield 2: Two goals in space of 60 seconds allow Town to eke out narrow victory in FA Cup

Bolton 1 Huddersfield 2: Two goals in space of 60 seconds allow Town to eke out narrow victory in FA Cup

This conclusion would have marked an enormous upset just six years ago when Bolton were still a Premier League club and Huddersfield were languishing in League One. How the fortunes of both have evolved. Bolton are fighting for their lives in the Championship after a season in the third tier, while Huddersfield are situated in the territory their opponents once occupied. Even in a fixture prefaced by eight Huddersfield changes to Bolton’s six as both clubs prioritise their league campaigns, the outcome was always heavily stacked in the visitors' favour. Two goals within the space of 60 seconds from Rajiv Van La Parra and Danny Williams ensured that David Wagner’s team did all that was necessary to confirm their progression into the fourth round of the FA Cup. To their credit, Bolton clawed themselves back into the contest with Derik Osede’s textbook downward header after Filipe Morais’s perfectly executed delivery. Aaron Wilbraham (right) tussles with Terence Kongolo Credit: ACTION IMAGES Their manager, Phil Parkinson, suggested his team were unfortunate losers, pointing to the huge deflection on Williams’s strike that left goalkeeper Mark Howard bewildered, and a dangerous tackle by Abdelhamid Sabiri in the build-up to that goal. “You have to see the challenge on David Wheater in the middle of the park to believe it,” he said. “It’s a leg-breaking challenge right under the referee, but he’s not given it.”  Three goals in 13 minutes and a flurry of activity was certainly a departure from a joyless opening when the entertainment matched the numbing conditions and deadening atmosphere – with three of the four upper tiers in the ground closed to spectators. Rajiv van La Parra scores for Huddersfield Credit: PA However, for Huddersfield’s head coach, David Wagner, who rejected Parkinson’s observations on Sabiri, it was a satisfactory start that paved the way to their success. “We controlled the game,” he said. “We looked focused, we concentrated, we never rushed the situations and looked so professional.  “I think it was a totally deserved win. I never had the feeling we were really in trouble.”

Bolton 1 Huddersfield 2: Two goals in space of 60 seconds allow Town to eke out narrow victory in FA Cup

This conclusion would have marked an enormous upset just six years ago when Bolton were still a Premier League club and Huddersfield were languishing in League One. How the fortunes of both have evolved. Bolton are fighting for their lives in the Championship after a season in the third tier, while Huddersfield are situated in the territory their opponents once occupied. Even in a fixture prefaced by eight Huddersfield changes to Bolton’s six as both clubs prioritise their league campaigns, the outcome was always heavily stacked in the visitors' favour. Two goals within the space of 60 seconds from Rajiv Van La Parra and Danny Williams ensured that David Wagner’s team did all that was necessary to confirm their progression into the fourth round of the FA Cup. To their credit, Bolton clawed themselves back into the contest with Derik Osede’s textbook downward header after Filipe Morais’s perfectly executed delivery. Aaron Wilbraham (right) tussles with Terence Kongolo Credit: ACTION IMAGES Their manager, Phil Parkinson, suggested his team were unfortunate losers, pointing to the huge deflection on Williams’s strike that left goalkeeper Mark Howard bewildered, and a dangerous tackle by Abdelhamid Sabiri in the build-up to that goal. “You have to see the challenge on David Wheater in the middle of the park to believe it,” he said. “It’s a leg-breaking challenge right under the referee, but he’s not given it.”  Three goals in 13 minutes and a flurry of activity was certainly a departure from a joyless opening when the entertainment matched the numbing conditions and deadening atmosphere – with three of the four upper tiers in the ground closed to spectators. Rajiv van La Parra scores for Huddersfield Credit: PA However, for Huddersfield’s head coach, David Wagner, who rejected Parkinson’s observations on Sabiri, it was a satisfactory start that paved the way to their success. “We controlled the game,” he said. “We looked focused, we concentrated, we never rushed the situations and looked so professional.  “I think it was a totally deserved win. I never had the feeling we were really in trouble.”

Bolton 1 Huddersfield 2: Two goals in space of 60 seconds allow Town to eke out narrow victory in FA Cup

This conclusion would have marked an enormous upset just six years ago when Bolton were still a Premier League club and Huddersfield were languishing in League One. How the fortunes of both have evolved. Bolton are fighting for their lives in the Championship after a season in the third tier, while Huddersfield are situated in the territory their opponents once occupied. Even in a fixture prefaced by eight Huddersfield changes to Bolton’s six as both clubs prioritise their league campaigns, the outcome was always heavily stacked in the visitors' favour. Two goals within the space of 60 seconds from Rajiv Van La Parra and Danny Williams ensured that David Wagner’s team did all that was necessary to confirm their progression into the fourth round of the FA Cup. To their credit, Bolton clawed themselves back into the contest with Derik Osede’s textbook downward header after Filipe Morais’s perfectly executed delivery. Aaron Wilbraham (right) tussles with Terence Kongolo Credit: ACTION IMAGES Their manager, Phil Parkinson, suggested his team were unfortunate losers, pointing to the huge deflection on Williams’s strike that left goalkeeper Mark Howard bewildered, and a dangerous tackle by Abdelhamid Sabiri in the build-up to that goal. “You have to see the challenge on David Wheater in the middle of the park to believe it,” he said. “It’s a leg-breaking challenge right under the referee, but he’s not given it.”  Three goals in 13 minutes and a flurry of activity was certainly a departure from a joyless opening when the entertainment matched the numbing conditions and deadening atmosphere – with three of the four upper tiers in the ground closed to spectators. Rajiv van La Parra scores for Huddersfield Credit: PA However, for Huddersfield’s head coach, David Wagner, who rejected Parkinson’s observations on Sabiri, it was a satisfactory start that paved the way to their success. “We controlled the game,” he said. “We looked focused, we concentrated, we never rushed the situations and looked so professional.  “I think it was a totally deserved win. I never had the feeling we were really in trouble.”

Bolton 1 Huddersfield 2: Two goals in space of 60 seconds allow Town to eke out narrow victory in FA Cup

Bolton 1 Huddersfield 2: Two goals in space of 60 seconds allow Town to eke out narrow victory in FA Cup

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