"It was an enjoyable game and we put in a decent performance overall".
England stopper Hart, on loan at the London Stadium club from Manchester City, produced a string of fine saves to deny his hometown club a famous giant-killing act in what was a tense Emirates FA Cup third round tie.
Cullen was taken off to be cleaned up and to change his bloodied kit, but did return to the field of play. And, as the first half progressed, they forced Hart, at least, into earnest action.
Nsiala said: "I know West Ham's manager well from my time at Everton".
West Ham needed Shrewsbury-born Hart, who began his career with the Shropshire side, to save well from Mat Sadler and Shaun Whalley while Jon Nolan fired over late on. I would have took a hat, sunglasses all sorts, I couldn't see a thing. I don't think we did that at all. Hart evidently forgot to pack appropriate headwear so shortly after kick-off, in order to shield his eyes from the low-hanging sun, he had to don a cap thrown to him by one of the travelling fans.
And they held their own during a competitive start which lacked quality and gave little suggestions of the gap, and level of finance, between the clubs.
Hart earned praise from boss David Moyes after being recalled following four games on the bench, while the England worldwide has not played in the Premier League since November. "Shrewsbury were better than us today so I'm pleased to still be in the FA Cup", said Moyes. "Anything is possible when it is 11v11, so we will go there and have a right go at them".
"It's going to be a big test going there on a nice pitch when they are knocking the ball around, but we will look forward to that", Henderson added. "Maybe a few of the boys were exhausted, we have had a lot of games recently".