Mile Jedinak kept his place under Crystal Palace caretaker Keith Millen following the departure of Ian Holloway, but was unable to prevent the Premier League strugglers going down 2-0 at home to Arsenal.
In the Championship, Adam Federici started in goal for Reading for the second match in succession, a 1-1 draw at home to Millwall. Scott McDonald played the full 90 minutes for the visitors, while Shane Lowry was among the substitutes. Rhys Williams helped Middlesbrough keep a clean sheet in a 4-0 win over visitors Doncaster.
North of the border, Jackson Irvine played the full match as his Kilmarnock team won 2-0 at home to Hearts, who kept Dylan McGowan on the bench.
Robbie Kruse had nine minutes as a substitute in Bayer Leverkusen's 2-1 win at home to Augsburg in the Bundesliga. In Germany's second tier, Mathew Leckie played the full game and Nikita Rukavytsya came on but neither player was able to break the deadlock in FSV Frankfurt's 0-0 draw at home to Aalen.
In the Eredivisie, Jason Davidson completed 90 minutes as Heracles won 2-1 away to Feyenoord, and Dario Vidosic also had a full game as his FC Sion side beat Grasshopper 2-0. Also in the Swiss Super League, Oliver Bozanic was withdrawn in the second half of Luzern's 1-0 victory away to Lausanne.
Luke Wilkshire came off the bench in Dynamo Moscow's 2-1 loss at Amkar Perm. James Holland couldn't prevent Austria Wien losing 1-0 at home to local rivals Rapid Wien, and Mat Ryan was also on the losing side, as his Club Brugge team went down 2-0 at home to Genk.
The two Australians in the J-League went head to head, and Josh Kennedy ended up with the bragging rights, as Nagoya Grampus won 2-1 at home to Omiya Ardija, who introduced Lucas Neill off the subs bench in the last 30 minutes.
In Qatar, Mark Bresciano picked up a yellow card as Al Gharafa lost 2-1 at home to Lekhwiya and Sasa Ognenovski was involved in a thriller, with his Umm Salal drawing 3-3 at home to Al Rayyan.
Alex Brosque's Al Ain drew 1-1 at Al Wahda in the UAE and Brett Holman's Al Nasr defeated Bani Yas 4-3.
In MLS, Tim Cahill was withdrawn with two minutes to go in the New York's 5-2 win over Chicago Fire and David Carney also played as the Red Bulls secured the Supporters' Shield, while Andy Rose came on late in the Seattle Sounders' 1-1 draw at home to LA Galaxy.
Richard Porta was on the scoresheet in Nacional's 3-1 Uruguay Primera Divison win over Juventud de Las Piedras.
On the bench - the big names not involved this week
Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea 2-1 Man City), Brad Jones (Liverpool 4-1 West Brom), Tom Rogic (Partick Thistle 1-2 Celtic), Mitch Langerak (Schalke 1-3 Borussia Dortmund)