In the fourth-round of the FA Cup, Bailey Wright played a full game for Preston North End as the League One side earned a 0-0 draw away to Championship club Nottingham Forest.
Goalkeeper Brad Jones was afforded a rare start and kept a clean a sheet as Liverpool eased to a 2-0 win away to Bournemouth.
And Mark Schwarzer also received the nod from manager Jose Mourinho as Chelsea defeated Stoke City 1-0.
In the handful of Championship games played, Rhys Williams saw out the full 90 minutes for Middlesbrough, as they lost 2-0 away to league leaders Leicester City.
In the Scottish Premiership, Dylan McGowan played from start to finish as his Hearts team won 2-1 away to Ross County. Jackson Irvine also enjoyed a good day at the office, with Kilmarnock seeing off the visit of Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2-0.
'PNE' hold Forest | Bailey Wright challenges Jamie MackieEurope
In the Belgian Pro League, Mat Ryan was powerless to prevent his Club Brugge team from losing 2-0 away to title rivals Anderlecht, who replaced the Australian goalkeeper's team in second place on the table after that win.
Jason Davidson played the full game in Heracles' 2-1 Eredivisie win at home to RKC Waalwijk, while Tommy Oar and Adam Sarota both completed 90 minutes in Utrecht's 1-0 loss at Roda JC.
In Italy's Serie B, Carl Valeri came on for the last four minutes of Ternana's 2-1 victory at Capri, in a winning debut for the midfielder following his switch from Sassuolo.
Alex Brosque played the full 90 minutes as Al Ain drew 1-1 at home to Al Dhafra in the United Arab Emirates, while Brett Holman was on the losing side as Al Nasr went down 3-1 at Al Ahli.
Dino Djulbic opened the scoring for Al Wahda away to Emirates, but his team ultimately surrendered their lead to lose 2-1.
On the bench
Adam Fedrici (Reading), Mitch Langerak (Borussia Dortmund), Caleb Patterson-Sewell (Gil Vicente)
Knocking out the Cherries | Brad Jones contests possession with Lewis Grabban