In the only way a loss would not have been the worst result for David Moyes, West Ham United produced an awful scoreless draw display at Shrewsbury Town Sunday in the third round of The Emirates FA Cup.
Because of that result, the Hammers will have to play the League One side again in a third round replay in ten days time, as that additional fixture was a thing Moyes wished his side could have prevented.
Instead, this match will rank up there as contender for worst of the season for West Ham, as Shrewsbury Town were the only team to create any clear cut chances in the contest and should have produced a third round Cup upset.
So terrible was this Hammers performance, that the highlights were Joe Hart’s return to his boyhood club and town to produce several match saving denials to prevent the Hammers from embarrassment, along with Hart receiving a hat from the West Ham fan end to ward off the sun as much as possible.
Joe Hart getting the cap from behind the Hammers goal #COYI #FACup pic.twitter.com/cWtDl3jllE— Brace The Hammer (@BraceTheHammer) January 7, 2018
That explains Joe Hart's absence. He has been in Brooklyn the whole time, based on that hat #FACup pic.twitter.com/iqIcu2BO1N— Brace The Hammer (@BraceTheHammer) January 7, 2018
And youngster Josh Cullen had one of his teeth knocked out during the match.
Josh Cullen loosing a tooth represents what an awful match it has been for the Hammers #COYI #FACup pic.twitter.com/NSe7VKxXC8— Brace The Hammer (@BraceTheHammer) January 7, 2018
The Hammers will hope for a better display on Saturday, when they try and get the season sweep on Huddersfield when the Premier League returns.