Wales took on one of the toughest tests in their World Cup 2018 qualifying group: Austria away.

The game turned out to be highly watchable, and all thanks to an unlikely source.

Who thought it would be Stoke City who provided the lion’s share of the entertainment?

Allen's second goal for Wales, his first having come against Moldova last month. Scored in last two games for Stoke

— Chris Wathan (@ChrisWathan) October 6, 2016

Stoke’s Joe Allen opened the scoring for Wales with a fierce strike that he surely learned on the Potters’ training ground.

And then it got better for Stoke fans, as midfielder Marko Arnautovic netted the equaliser for Austria.


— Coral (@Coral) October 6, 2016

2 goals in the Austria vs. Wales game, 2 Stoke City players with the goals!
Mark Hughes right now..

— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) October 6, 2016

A timely reminder here that Stoke have yet to win a game this season.

Stoke haven't scored more than one goal in a league game this season…
Tonight they've scored three#AUTWAL

— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) October 6, 2016

Stoke fans must wish they’d save a few goals for the Britannia.

Goals from Stoke players…
In 7 Premier League games: 5
In 28 minutes: 2 #AUTWAL

— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) October 6, 2016

And then Arnautovic went and scored another. Seriously guys, you’re being paid quite a lot to score for your clubs as well.

Potter fans! 4 goals in Austria, and 3 of them have been scored by Stoke City players… #AUTWAL

— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) October 6, 2016

Poor Stoke fans. At least they’ll get some form players back after the international break.

Joe Allen confirmed as coming off injured.
Stoke fans:

— Coral (@Coral) October 6, 2016

Well this is awkward.