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WATCH: Joe Allen unloads heavy shot from distance vs. Austria

Wales Training Session

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 04: Joe Allen during the Wales training session at Vale Resort on October 4, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen laid the hammer to a loose ball outside the 18 in Wales’ World Cup qualifier at Austria on Thursday.

The former Liverpool and Swansea man, 26, made his second international goal a beauty with this rip, and Wales led twice.

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Allen, however, didn’t have a terrific game despite the goal. Potters teammate Marko Arnautovic twice leveled things for Austria, including one-off an Allen-inspired turnover.

The midfielder came out of the match injured in the second half, with the score 2-2.

What a rip, though.

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