The skipper of one of the Premier League's struggling teams was able to enjoy a rare victory at club level, while the Socceroos forward came off the bench in a win
Mile Jedinak's Crystal Palace earned their first victory in nine attempts, beating Hull City 1-0 away from home in the English Premier League.
A division below, Scott McDonald was withdrawn 60 minutes into Millwall's 1-0 win at home to Barnsley.
North of the border, Dylan McGowan played a full game in Hearts' 2-2 Scottish Premier League draw at home to Ross County.
James Holland's Austria Wien enjoyed a thumping 5-0 win over relegation-threatened Wacker Innsbruck, while Mat Ryan kept a clean sheet in Club Brugge's 3-0 win away to Lokeren.
Robbie Kruse came on for the last 18 minutes of Bayer Leverkusen's 1-0 win away to Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.
In the Swiss Super League, Dario Vidosic came off in the first half of Sion's 4-1 loss away to Zurich.
Tommy Oar lasted 60 minutes of Utrecht's 3-0 Eredivisie victory over ADO Den Haag, while Jason Davidson also got taken off on the hour mark of Heracles' 3-0 loss at Ajax.
Finally, Luke Wilkshire played as Dinamo Moscow went down 1-0 away to cross-city rivals Lokomotiv Moscow.
Alex Wilkinson played a full game as Jeonbuk Motors saw off Incheon United 2-0 in the K-League finals, while in the relegation playoffs, Robbie Cornthwaite also helped to keep a clean sheet in Chunnam Dragons' 1-0 win over Gangwon.
Josh Kennedy's Nagoya Grampus earned a 3-2 win at home to Kashiwa Reysol in the J-League.
In the UAE, Billy Celeski's Al Shaab played out a remarkable 4-4 draw with Ajman, while Alex Brosque and Al Ain suffered a 1-0 defeat at Al Ahli. Brett Holman's Al Nasr drew 0-0 with Sharjah.
Richard Porta came off in the second half of Nacional's 2-1 defeat at home to Penarol in Uruguay's Primera Division.
On the bench
Brad Jones (Liverpool), Mark Schwarzer (Chelsea), Rhys Williams (Middlesbrough), Adam Federici (Reading), Tom Rogic (Celtic), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund), Oliver Bozanic (Luzern), Lucas Neill (Omiya Ardija).