Neither Martin Boyle nor Tom Rogic were able to take the bragging rights in their Scottish Premiership clash as Maty Ryan’s Brighton triumphed at Villa Park for the first time in their history.
Rogic’s Celtic came from behind to escape with a point against Boyle’s Hibernian as they drew 2-2 in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday morning.
Two quickfire goals in the first 15 minutes after the interval saw Hibs take a 2-0 lead before the visitors pulled one back from the spot on 79 minutes.
Rogic was substituted in the 87th minute with the score still standing at 2-1 however it was Diego Laxalt who came up with the goods when he fired home in stoppage time to rescue a point for the men from Glasgow.
In the English Premier League, Maty Ryan put in a full shift between the sticks for Brighton & Hove Albion as they won for the first time at Villa Park.
The Seagulls snapped their seven match winless streak in impressive fashion with new boy Danny Welbeck getting on the scoresheet for the south coast club.
It was Ryan who was instrumental between the sticks as he kept out a barrage of Villa attacks with an improvised save from an unorthodox volley being the highlight of the numerous saves.
Aaron Mooy played the second half for Shanghai SIPG as they won 2-1 against Korean champions Jeonbuk FC in the AFC Champions League.
Back-to-back wins to start their campaign means that they sit in second ahead of their meeting with leaders Yokohama F. Marinos on Thursday morning (AEDT).
Harry Souttar picked up an assist for Stoke City as they edged out Huddersfield Town 4-3 in the English Championship.
The Socceroos centre back laid it off for Sam Clucas on the right edge of the 18-yard-box whose strike made it 4-2 in favour of the Potters on the 57th minute mark.
The three points sees Souttar’s side keep hold of 7th position with only three points separating themselves from league leaders Norwich.
Elsewhere, Massimo Luongo returned to Sheffield Wednesday’s starting line-up after an extended injury layoff.
His Owls went down 1-0 to Preston North End with the Aussie’s side forced to play most of the match with 10 men following the dismissal of striker Josh Windass in the 17th minute.
With Luongo still being eased in, he lasted 61 minutes before being substituted by new manager, Tony Pulis.
Heading to Belgium where Danny Vukovic was in between the sticks for Genk as they raced to a comfortable 4-1 win over Royal Excel Mouscron in the Pro League.
The emphatic victory sees them extend their unbeaten run to eight matches as they climb to a season-high position of 3rd.
Trent Sainsbury played the full game for Kortrijk as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at Club Brugge.
That’s now four games without a win for Sainsbury’s side as they drop to 11th on the league ladder.
James Jeggo put in a full shift for Aris Thessaloniki as they saw off Panetolikos 1-0 in the Greek Super League.
The three points sees Jeggo’s side maintain their unbeaten league record as they stay level on points with table toppers Olympiacos.
Over to Denmark where Awer Mabil came on in the 64th minute for Midtjylland as they claimed a 2-1 win against AGF Aarhus in the Danish Superligaen.
Their latest victory sees them go top of the Danish top flight for the first time this season.
In the Serbian SuperLiga, Milos Degenek played the final six minutes for FK Crvena Zvezda as they sealed a 2-0 win away to 2nd placed Vojvodina.
They have now ticked over the 40 point mark with a staggering 41 points collected from their 15 league fixtures.
In the German Bundesliga, Mathew Leckie came on in the 76th minute for Hertha Berlin as they were outclassed 5-2 against Borussia Dortmund.
A second half onslaught saw Hertha ship five goals after they entered the break 1-0 up.
Daniel Arzani was an unused substitute for FC Utrecht as they recorded a 1-1 draw against PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie on Sunday morning.
A point is enough to see Arzani’s side keep hold of 9th position however they are without a league win since the end of October.
In Japan, Mitch Langerak was in goals for Nagoya Grampus as they registered a 3-1 win against Shonan Bellmare on Saturday night.
Successive wins for the Aussie’s side has seen them tighten their grip on third place with just four rounds left to play in the J League.
Elsewhere, Thomas Deng picked up an assist for Urawa Red Diamonds in their 2-1 defeat to Gamba Osaka.
Deng’s header set up centre back partner Tomoaki Makino for the opening goal of the contest in the 62nd minute.
However, it was the visitors who struck twice in the next 20 minutes to snatch all three points from Urawa.
In the English League One, Kenny Dougall featured for the full 90 minutes for Blackpool as they came out on top 2-1 against table toppers Peterborough.
A 90th minute winner proved decisive for Blackpool as they inflicted just the fourth defeat of the season on Posh as they jump into 14th on the ladder.
Bailey Wright put in a full shift in the heart of defence for Sunderland as they drew 1-1 at Doncaster.
The Black Cats opened the scoring just before the break but a stoppage time equaliser robbed them of all three points as they drop to 8th on the table.
Brandon Borrello started and played the first half for Fortuna Dusseldorf as they triumphed 1-0 at home to Sandhausen in the 2. Bundesliga on Saturday night.