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Hammers learn FA Cup third round opponents

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West Ham United have been drawn away to Shrewsbury Town in the third round of the FA Cup, sponsored by Emirates.

The Hammers will travel to the New Meadow for the first time over the weekend of 5-8 January 2018 following Monday’s draw.

The two clubs have never met previously in the world’s most-famous knockout competition, and have faced one another just four times in total, all in the old Second Division. Shrewsbury won both meetings in 1979/80, before West Ham won both the following season on their way to promotion.

West Ham have won the FA Cup on three occasions, in 1964, 1975 and most recently in 1980, and finished as runners-up in 1923 and 2006.

The Shrews have never lifted the famous trophy, but did reach the quarter-finals in 1979 and 1982.

Hammers boss David Moyes has compiled a positive FA Cup record during his long and illustrious managerial career, winning 17 and losing just 13 of the 37 ties he has been in the dugout for.

The Scot led Everton to the final in 2009, where they lost to Chelsea, and the semi-finals in 2012.

As a player, he spent three seasons with Shrewsbury between 1987-90, making 108 appearances and scoring 12 goals. He has since faced his former club as a manager with both Everton and Sunderland.

A date, kick-off time and ticket arrangements for the tie will be confirmed in due course. Supporters should bear in mind that West Ham’s Premier League fixture at Tottenham Hotspur has been moved to Thursday 4 January.

The FA Cup final will be played at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 19 May 2018.