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Arnautovic makes the difference as Austria beat Northern Ireland 1-0

IANS  |  Vienna (Austria) 

scored as secured a 1-0 victory against in their match in

The West Ham forward showed plenty of composure to break the deadlock in the 70th minute on Friday night, scoring past in the goal after finding space down the right behind former Manchester United

In a game short on real quality, Arnautovic's perfect first touch and calm finish was enough to see the nation, ranked 24th in the world by FIFA, cement their spot in second place behind Bosnia-Herzegovina in Group B3, reports news.

prop up the group, having failed to win either of their games so far.

The visitors were limited to opportunities from set pieces and throw-ins, although they should have scored when was clean through, but he failed to capitalize on Sebastian Prodl's mistake.



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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 14:30 IST