Austria 1- 0 Republic of Ireland
Giovanni Trapattoni has parted company with the Republic of Ireland after the loss to Austria effectively ended their World Cup qualification.
Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane has hailed departing manager Giovanni Trapattoni as a "credit to the country".
The only goal of the game came after 84 minutes when a poor clearance by Marc Wilson was clinically punished by David Alaba who smashed the ball into the roof of the Irish net.
The result marks the first time in 21 games that Ireland have lost an away qualifier under Giovanni Trapattoni.
Paul Green summed up the disappointment when he said: "It's a disappointing result and all the lads are disappointed in the dressing room."
Austria: Robert Almer; György Garics, Aleksandar Dragovic, Christian Fuchs (C), David Alaba, Andreas Weimann (Janko 73), Martin Harnik, Julian Baumgartlinger, Sebastian Prödl, Guido Burgstaller (Arnautovic 60), Veli Kavlak (Leitgeb 46)
Republic of Ireland: David Forde (GK); Seamus Coleman, Richard Dunne, John O'Shea (Ciaran Clarke 49), Marc Wilson; Jonathon Walters, Paul Green, James McCarthy, Anthony Pilkington (James McClean 73); Shane Long (Conor Sammon 81), Robbie Keane (C).
Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni made two changes to his team for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Austria in Vienna on Tuesday night.
Paul Green was in for the injured Glenn Whelan while James McClean was replaced on the left flank by Anthony Pikington who made his debut as a substitute in last Friday's 2-1 defeat by Sweden at the Aviva Stadium.