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

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

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West Ham midfielder Josh Cullen

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

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.

Harry Kane scored twice and Jan Vertonghen also netted in an eight-minute second-half spell to give Tottenham a 3-0 victory over third-tier AFC Wimbledon at Wembley Stadium — the site of the final being used as the north London club’s temporary home this season.

FA Cup holder Arsenal was at Nottingham Forest in the late game.

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.