Mile Jedinak's Crystal Palace ended a run of seven Premier League defeats with a 0-0 draw at home to Everton, while in the Championship, Rhys Williams and Middlesbrough were held 2-2 by visiting Watford, while Shane Lowry could not prevent Millwall going down 3-1 away to Bolton.
In Scotland, Jackson Irvine - on loan at Kilmarnock from Celtic - was sent off for two bookable offences committed in an eight-minute spell either side of half-time as his team lost 3-1 at St Johnstone.
Dylan McGowan fared better, completing the game in Hearts' 3-1 win at Aberdeen, while Tom Rogic was a late substitute in Celtic's 4-1 victory away to Ross County.
Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet as his Club Brugge drew 0-0 away to Belgian Pro League leaders Standard Liege.
It was a bad day for the Aussies in the Eredivisie - Tommy Oar's Utrecht went down 3-1 at Vitesse, while Jason Davidson and Heracles were beaten 3-0 at home to Groningen.
In the Bundesliga, Robbie Kruse came on for the last seven minutes of Bayer Leverkusen's 5-3 win at home to Hamburg, while in the second tier, Mathew Leckie and Nikita Rukavytsya played the full game for FSV Frankfurt in a 4-0 defeat at home to Kaiserslautern.
Oliver Bozanic and Luzern gained revenge for their Swiss Super League loss to the Sion side of Dario Vidosic, winning 1-0 at home a week later in the Swiss Cup.
And in Russia, Luke Wilkshire helped his Dinamo Moscow beat Krylya Sovetov 2-1 away.
Lucas Neill was introduced from the bench as early as the sixth minute, but could not prevent his Omiya Ardija team going down 2-1 at home to Ventforet Kofu. Josh Kennedy meanwhile scored from the spot in Nagoya Grampus' surprise 2-1 victory at league leaders Yokohama F. Marinos.
In the K-League, Alex Wilkinson played the full 90 minutes in Jeonbuk Motors 2-0 loss at Ulsan, while Robert Cornthwaite's Chunnam Dragons defeated Daegu 1-0 away.
Late last week in the Qatar Stars League, Sasa Ognenovski was sent off for two bookable offences at Umm-Salal lost 1-0 at home to Al Sailiya, but Mark Bresciano fared better, helping Al Gharafa record a 3-1 win at Al Mu'aidar.
In the UAE League Cup, Brett Holman supplied an assist for the second goal as Al Nasr defeated Emirates 2-1 away from home, and Billy Celeski also set up the second in Al Shaab's 3-2 win at home to Al Wahda. Alex Brosque however was unable to prevent Al Ain going down 3-1 away to Al Jazira.
On the bench - the big names not involved
Brad Jones (Liverpool), Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea), Chris Herd (Aston Villa), Adam Federici (Reading), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund)