Arnautovic scores as Austria defeat Serbia in World Cup qualifying

Marko Arnautovic scores against Serbia

Marko Arnautovic was on target as Austria defeated Serbia in a five-goal thriller in World Cup qualifying on Friday night.

Arnautovic's 16th international goal gave Austria the lead for the first time at 2-1 after Guido Burgstaller had cancelled out Luka Milivojevic's opener.

With the West Ham man's goal coming after 76 minutes, a final scoreline of 3-2 might have seemed unlikely, but there was still time for Manchester United's Nemanja Matic to level before Louis Schaub won it for Austria at the death.

Wins for Wales and the Republic of Ireland mean Austria can no longer qualify for next summer's finals in Russia, despite their three point haul on Friday, and Chris Coleman's Wales now sit just a point behind Serbia at the summit of Group D.

Meanwhile, Winston Reid played the 90 minutes for New Zealand as they prepared for next month's inter-continental World Cup play-offs with a narrow 2-1 friendly defeat to Japan.

The All Whites looked set to take a share of the spoils when Burnley's Chris Wood equalised in the second period, but a last-gasp goal from Shu Kurata secured victory for the home side.

Also on Friday, Dan Kemp was an unused substitute as England U19 were defeated 1-0 in a friendly by Czech Republic U19 in Znojmo.