Shrewsbury Town v West Ham United: FA Cup third round – live!

07 January 2018 13:21
Updates from the 2pm GMT kick-off at Greenhous MeadowHappy-go-lucky Shrews will test Moyes’s grim realismEmail Nick or tweet @NickAmes82 with your thoughts 1.21pm GMT Hammers fans, are you happy with that team? Shrews well-wishers, who should they be worried by? It will be interesting to see how Josh Cullen, recently on loan at Bolton and a decent young prospect, does in Moyes’s midfield. 1.13pm GMT Shrewsbury: Henderson, Godfrey, Sadler, Beckles, Whalley, Ogogo, Morris, Bolton, Nolan, Nsiala, Rodman. Subs: Macgillivrary, Lowe, Dodds, Gnahoua, John-Lewis, B Morris, Payne.West Ham: Hart, Burke, Rice, Reid, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Kouyate, Obiang, Cullen, Ayew, Hernandez. Subs: Adrian, Neufville, Quina, Makasi, Samuelsen, Haksabanovic, Martinez. 9.34am GMT Hello. Think of Shrewsbury and you think of lower-league strugglers, coracles, peat bog pitches at Gay Meadow, dim floodlights and dramatic late Nigel Jemson winners against Everton. Things have moved on a tad now. They play at a shinier new ground for one thing; for another thing they are currently second in League One, five points ahead of third place and going great guns under a very promising manager in Paul Hurst.Even if they aren’t that gritty and grotty anymore, this has “cupset” scrawled large. West Ham may have shut out the bigger sides effectively under David Moyes but their relegation battle is taking a toll and, for one thing, they may make a few changes this afternoon. For another, this is a form of homecoming for Moyes himself – he played for Shrewsbury between 1987 and 1990, sticking his head in where it hurt at centre-back, and wouldn’t it be something to bloody the nose of an old boy who has moved on to various more exotic adventures? Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian