Tonight the boys deserved all three points.”
It was the third game in a row the Welsh have gone ahead only to draw.
“We can be proud of ourselves. We are on the right track. Today we can be happy with one point,” said Serbia captain Branislav Ivanovic.
The Irish top Group D thanks to a James McClean strike three minutes after halftime in Vienna.
“This is going to be a very tight finish. This has been a splendid start for us and we are delighted with the 10 points,” said Ireland boss Martin O’Neill.
Spain and Italy continue to set the pace at the helm in Group G and both have 10 points.
Spain played at Granada where Macedonia’s Darko Velkovski scored a 34th minute own goal before Votolo on 63 minutes, Nacho Monreal (83) and veteran striker Aritz Aduriz (85) gave them a comfortable win.
Taking on minnows Liechtenstein, Italy’s Anfrea Belotti scored either side of strikes from Ciro Imobile and Antonio Candreva.
Eran Zahavi converted an 18thminute penalty to set Israel on their way with Dan Einbinder and Eliran Atar making sure they beat Albania 30 in Tirana.
Iceland failed to replicate their Euro 2016 heroics in a 2-0 defeat in Croatia in Group I.
Croatia grabbed the lead after 15 minutes through Marcelo Brozovic, but it was Iceland who took control after that in Zagreb, where the game was played out in front of empty stands after a FIFA stadium ban.
Despite having plenty of the ball in both halves, Iceland failed to make the crucial breakthrough.
And the home side punished them in injury time, Brozovic again doing the damage against the run of play.
Croatia, now top of the group with 10 points from four games, finished the match with 10 men after Ivan Perisic was sent off at the death. – AFP
Liechtenstein goalkeeper Peter Jehle blocks a shot on goal by Italy forward Andrea Belotti (right) during yesterday’s World Cup 2018 European zone Group G qualifying match at the Rheinpark Stadion in Vaduz. –