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Sport Toothless West Ham held by 3rd-tier side in FA Cup

07:06  08 january  2018
07:06  08 january  2018 Source:   ap.org

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SHREWSBURY, England (AP) — West Ham midfielder Josh Cullen watched a tooth come flying out of his mouth after being caught by an opponent in an unimpressive FA Cup display by the Premier League side in a 0-0 draw at third- tier Shrewsbury on Sunday.

SHREWSBURY, England (AP) — West Ham midfielder Josh Cullen watched a tooth come flying out of his mouth after being caught by an opponent in an unimpressive FA Cup display by the Premier League side in a 0-0 draw at third- tier Shrewsbury on Sunday.

West Ham United manager David Moyes shouts instructions, during FA Cup, Third Round match between Shrewsbury Town and West Ham United at Montgomery Waters Meadow, in Shrewsbury, England, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP) © The Associated Press West Ham United manager David Moyes shouts instructions, during FA Cup, Third Round match between Shrewsbury Town and West Ham United at Montgomery Waters Meadow, in Shrewsbury, England, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP) SHREWSBURY, England — West Ham midfielder Josh Cullen watched a tooth come flying out of his mouth after being caught by an opponent in a toothless FA Cup display by the Premier League side in a 0-0 draw at third-tier Shrewsbury on Sunday.

Shrewsbury earned a third-round replay at the Olympic Stadium after West Ham struggled in its third game in five days.

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Arsenal's FA Cup defense ended by 2nd- tier Nottingham Forest. ___ KANE DOUBLE. Like West Ham , Tottenham struggled to breakdown a third- tier side but it did find a breakthrough after 63 minutes against AFC Wimbledon.

SHREWSBURY, England (AP) — West Ham midfielder Josh Cullen watched a tooth come flying out of his mouth after being caught by an opponent in an unimpressive FA Cup display by the Premier League side in a 0-0 draw at third- tier Shrewsbury on Sunday.

Cullen had a front tooth inadvertently kicked out by Shrewsbury midfielder Abu Ogogo as they both went for the ball in the 75th minute. The tooth was recovered from the turf, while a bloodied Cullen was cleaned up on the touchline before returning to the action.

Two other Premier League teams were in action on Sunday against lower-league opposition. Tottenham was hosting AFC Wimbledon and Arsenal was at fallen power Nottingham Forest.

A shock came in Sunday's first game with fourth-tier side Newport knocking out Leeds, which is 53 places higher in the league ladder in the second-tier Championship.

Leeds led through Gaetano Berardi's ninth-minute strike but Newport leveled through Conor Shaugnessy's own goal in the 76th and Shawn McCoulsky's 89th-minute header sealed a 2-1 victory.

Leeds finished with 10 men after Spanish forward Samuel Saiz was sent off in stoppage time for spitting at Newport midfielder Robbie Willmott.

Andre Ayew holding out for Marseille return .
According to reports circulating from Ghanaweb, West Ham forward Andre Ayew is hoping for a move back to his former side Marseille. The 28-year-old spent 8 years in France with Marseille, scoring 45 goals in 152 appearances for the side currently placed 3rd in Ligue 1. Ayew impressed when first moving to England on a free transfer, joining Swansea at the end of his Marseille contract in the summer of 2015. During his time in Wales, the Ghanian managed 12 goals and 5 assists in his debut season in England. West Ham next summer decided that Ayew would be the right man to become their record-signing ahead of the London Stadium move. He arrived in Stratford and joined the Hammers for £20m. In all competitions so far in his career at West Ham, Ayew has played 50 games and socred 12 goals. The misfit was rumoured to return to Swansea this month but West Ham swiftly rejected a £14m bid, holding out for the £20m they paid for him last season. It is thought David Moyes will be willing to sell Andre Ayew in order to target new players this window. If the £20m is offered for the 28-year-old, the move back to France could be desirable for both clubs.

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