Werder Bremen striker Marko Arnautovic scored twice as Austria eased past Azerbaijan in tonight's Euro 2012 Group A qualifier in Vienna.
The home side took an early lead through Sebastian Prodl but did not have it all their own way thereafter.
They had to wait until the 53rd minute for Arnautovic to increase their lead.
He added his second and Austria's third in stoppage time to give the final score a more flattering look.
The win was Austria's second in two games and moved them up to second place in their group thanks to goals from Bremen team-mates Prodl and Arnautovic in front of a crowd of 26,500 in Vienna's Happel-Stadion.
In only the third minute defender Prodl headed in the opening goal, his third for his country, from a corner by Zlatko Junuzovic.
But a minute later Azerbaijan went close to levelling the score when a low free-kick from Elwin Mammadow was headed for the bottom left corner until Jurgen Macho turned the ball around the post for a corner.
Despite being in control Austria created few chances to extend their lead in the first half, the best two falling to Stefan Maierhofer.
The first was a header in the 26th minute and then the same player shot low from distance five minutes before half-time but on both occasions Azerbaijan goalkeeper Kamran Aghajew made good saves.
But Aghajew had no answer to 21-year-old Arnautovic early in the second half as the striker opened his international account.
Arnautovic passed to Maierhofer on the left wing and sprinted into the box to receive the return pass before shooting into the bottom left of the goal.
Austria took greater control of the game after getting the second goal but did not complete the scoring until injury time when Arnautovic netted his second.
Paul Scharner and Maierhofer had both missed good chances before the home side wrapped up the points.
Veli Kavlak set up the chance and Arnautovic lobbed the ball over advancing keeper Aghajew.