After the international break, a host of West Ham United loanees were back in action for their respective clubs.
Of note was Arthur Masuaku, who helped his side keep a hard-fought clean sheet in the Beşiktaş-Fenerbahçe derby in Turkey.
The full-back featured in all but three of the 90 minutes at Vodafone Park as Beşiktaş battled to a goalless draw with Fenerbahçe in the Süper Lig.
Masuaku started alongside former Premier League trio Dele Alli, Nathan Redmond and Wout Weghorst in Istanbul, as his side secured a point that puts them sixth in the congested table, having lost one of their first eight games, just two points behind early leaders İstanbul Başakşehir.
Booked shortly before the break, Masuaku later saw Weghorst head a great chance to secure all three points against the post. Former Hammer Enner Valencia played the full game for Fenerbahçe.
Elsewhere, Dan Chesters grabbed his first goal contribution of the EFL League Two season but was unable to help Colchester United avoid defeat at AFC Wimbledon.
Starting alongside former Hammer Freddie Sears, Chesters assisted as his side took the lead. He delightfully crossed to Kwesi Appiah, who put the U’s ahead inside 20 minutes.
However, Josh Davison's second-half brace saw the hosts take the three points, with Chesters replaced with eight minutes to be played at Plough Lane.
In League One, Academy striker Mipo Odubeko was brought on with 20 minutes to play, although his Port Vale side were unable to avoid defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. A Will Vaulks strike just after the hour gave the visitors a 1-0 victory at Vale Park.
Elsewhere, Nikola Vlašić played 90 minutes for Torino in Italy, as his side was beaten 3-1 by Serie A leaders Napoli.
Vlašić is Torino's top-scorer in Serie A this season with three goals, but could not find the net at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.
A four-goal first half saw Napoli race into a 3-0 lead, before Torino pulled a goal back through Antonio Sanabria a minute before the interval. There was no further scoring, leaving Torino tenth in the standings.
Teenage goalkeeper Jacob Knightbridge, who kept a clean sheet for Harrow Borough last time out, produced an impressive save on 75 minutes but saw his side fall to a 3-2 defeat to Dorchester Town in the Southern League Premier Division South.
Meanwhile, fellow stopper Nathan Trott helped Vejle grab a 1-1 draw at Hvidovre in the Danish 1st Division thanks to a 87th-minute equaliser on Friday night. The result means Vejle stay top of the table, a point ahead of Hvidovre.