Video: Joe Allen opens the scoring for Liverpool

Some call him the Welsh Xavi while others simply call him Joe Allen, but the bottom line is the Liverpool midfielder is currently enjoying some great form. After Exeter held Liverpool to a 2-2 draw in their third round FA Cup tie, the two sides met at Anfield for the replay.

What usually happens when a small club earns a home draw against a big club is that in the replay the big club usually wipes the floor with them. This was likely the expected outcome when Liverpool and Exeter took the pitch at Anfield, and Joe Allen wasted no time getting Liverpool out to a lead.

I have a feeling there will be more of those coming this afternoon.

About Pauly Kwestel

Pauly is a Producer for WFAN in New York and the CBS Sports Radio Network. He has been writing about the beautiful game since 2010 and can be followed on twitter @pkwestelWFAN