West Ham United will have to negotiate a tricky FA Cup third round replay after drawing 0-0 away to League One outfit Shrewsbury Town on Sunday.
David Moyes’ side were poor throughout the 90 minutes and on another day could have easily lost the encounter. However, they live to fight another day in the competition, even if a replay isn’t exactly ideal in the midst of an already busy schedule.
There were little positives for supporters during the stalemate but they were left impressed with some of the younger players given a run out by Moyes.
21-year-old Josh Cullen was making his first start of the season after returning from a loan spell at Bolton Wanderers and was one of the few players to show the kind of fight and determination that fans are looking for in midfield.
He even continued playing despite losing a tooth from a high boot, having to change shorts which were covered in blood.
Supporters were full of appreciation for his showing and took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
West Ham weren’t obviously at their best today but the younger lads were class weren’t they? Cullen demonstrating what it means to play for a club like West Ham, Hernandez showing the absolute opposite #whufc
— … (@wrapandwings) January 7, 2018
— West Ham News/Views (@WHUFC_News_6) January 7, 2018
— Paul (@Paulthehammer79) January 7, 2018
— Julian Shea (@juliansheasport) January 7, 2018
#whufc Josh Cullen brave lad proud to wear the badge
— Jason Gable (@jason_gable) January 7, 2018
I’ve been impressed with Cullen in this second half. #whufc
— Masta Bruce (@Mitch_liburd) January 7, 2018
Positives from today? Our young players have bright futures ahead of them. Impressive from Rice, Cullen, Burke and Martinez. #COYI
— Tom Knock (@trknock) January 7, 2018
Only positives from that were the performances of Cullen, Burke and Rice , but some of the senior players just did not look interested, very poor. Cullen & Noble our midfield pairing in the next game? #COYI
— Simon Carr (@KingBobbleHead) January 7, 2018
Cullen and Rice were my best players for today showed some heart and desire. Everyone else needs to take a look at themselves absolutely dreadful. The pundits showing biased opinions in favour of Shrewsbury which is fair enough but not that much! 🙄 #Shrewsbury #COYI #FACup
— Harry Vlogs (@VlogsHarry) January 7, 2018
— ⚒ Joe Emery ⚒ (@00emmers) January 7, 2018