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​Moyes says West Ham lacked 'fight' after goalless draw with Shrewsbury

David Moyes was left reeling after his West Ham United side drew with League One side Shrewsbury Town in their third round FA cup clash.

Joe Hart kept the Hammers in the competition with two fine saves.

Speaking after the game, Moyes accused his players of lacking commitment.

He said: "You've got to go and show that wherever you are, you've got to respect whatever players you're against and recognise it's going to be tough. For the first half especially, we didn't compete at all."

"I don't think we showed any quality and the biggest disappointment is I didn't think we showed enough steel," he said.

"When you come to places like this, you have to show yourself physically, that you can battle and compete.

"I didn't think we did that at all and that was the worst thing about it. Sometimes it's not easy. The conditions - the sun - didn't make it easy for the players to see things around them but that didn't stop the fact that we didn't compete on a lot of occasions.

"Obviously if you compare Wembley and Thursday night, it's a big change. But it's a mentality thing.

You've got to go and show that wherever you are, you've got to respect whatever players you're against and recognise it's going to be tough. For the first half especially, we didn't compete at all."

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