West Ham United forward Marko Arnautovic scored twice but it was enough as his Austrian side suffered a disappointing 4-2 defeat at the hands of Israel in what was the second game of their Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Marko Arnautovic has been linked with a move to major Premier League sides like Chelsea and Manchester United and he showed why against Israel but his teammates were unable to match that quality as Austria slumped to a second defeat in two games of the qualifiers.
The former Stoke City and Werder Bremen star came close to moving to China in January only for him to decide to stay with the Hammers.
Austria lost their first game to Poland at home by a lone goal and the latest defeat against Israel won’t sit well with their fans back home.
Eran Zahavi was the tormentor-in-chief for the Austrians after he scored a 21-minute hattrick either side of the halftime interval to overturn the eighth-minute opening goal from Marko Arnautovic.
Moanes Dabbur scored the fourth goal for the hosts in the 66th minute before Arnautovic pulled a goal back nine minutes later.
Israel thereafter held on to that 4-2 win that pushed them to the second spot behind league leaders Poland in Group G.