FA Cup
West Ham United 1-0 Shrewsbury Town 

Tuesday, 16th January 2018
by Staff Writer

West Ham squeezed through to the 4th round of this year's FA Cup by the narrowest of margins thanks to a senior debut goal for central defender Reece Burke.

With the match just minutes away from requiring a penalty shootout in order to separate the two teams, the 21-year-old fired home via the underside of the crossbar to finally break the League One club's determined resistance.

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Player Ratings

Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo
Kept everything out bar a wonder strike from Heung-Min Son. Produced some wonderful acrobatic saves and also kept his cool with the basic efforts too.

Pablo Zabaleta
Put in a good shift. However he was spotted as the weakest link by Tottenham to attack. Heung-Min Son in particular was a great source of crosses after beating the Argentine.

Arthur Masuaku
Composed and brave enough to get West Ham on the counter as opposed to just clearing his lines. Sometimes even a bit too eager to get forward. His amazing skills singlehandedly set up Ayew who nearly put West Ham in front just after conceding.

Angelo Ogbonna
Comments to follow.

Declan Rice
An incredibly mature performance from the youngster. His decision-making was spot on and produced numerous crucial blocks and accurate tackles.

Winston Reid
Got on the end of many Tottenham crosses clearing them with his diving headers. A few slips kept his defensive team mates on edge, but overall it was a very consistent performance.

Pedro Obiang
Aggressive in his defending and kept a cool head on the ball in midfield delivering very accurate short passes and long balls. Not to mention his absolute stunning long-range strike.

Cheikhou Kouyate
A mighty presence in the air and chipping in very well in defence and in attack.

Manuel Lanzini
Very decisive on the ball, able to beat defenders and get himself out of tight sutuations with his quick feet.

Mark Noble
Wore his heart on his sleeve and kept the team focused throughout the ninety minutes. A bit clumsy with his tackling and too agitated when on the ball.

Javier Hernandez
An obsolete figure up top. Failed to hold the ball up well when in possession.


Andre Ayew
(Replaced Hernandez) Maintained possession very well and barely lost the ball. Also got into some good positions when going forward.

Andy Carroll
(Replaced Lanzini) Picked up a needless booking in his five minute spell on the field.

Andre Ayew
(Replaced Antonio) No comments.

Nathan Trott
Did not play.

Ben Johnson
Did not play.

Domingos Quina
Did not play.

Anotnio Martinez
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo, Pablo Zabaleta, Arthur Masuaku, Angelo Ogbonna, Declan Rice, Winston Reid, Pedro Obiang, Cheikhou Kouyate, Manuel Lanzini, Mark Noble, Javier Hernandez.

Goals: Pedro Obiang 70                  .

Booked: Andy Carroll  Mark Noble         .

Sent off: None.

Shrewsbury Town: Lossl, Smith (Kongolo 71), Zanka, Schindler, Malone, Hogg, Mooy, van La Parra, Lolley (Pritchard 65), Ince, Depoitre.

Subs not used: Coleman, Sabiri, Williams, Mounie, Hefele.

Goals: Lolley (40).

Booked: Smith.

Sent off: None.

Referee: Jeremy Simpson.

Attendance: 39,867.

Man of the Match: Declan Rice.