It was battle of the Aussies in the English Premier League as Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan's Brighton prevailed over Aaron Mooy's Huddersfield Town 2-1 away from home. Ryan played a full match while Mooy was substituted off in the 63rd minute, six minutes before Brighton scored the winner. 

Huddersfield dropped to 17th in the table while Brighton jumped over Wolverhampton Wanderers in 11th spot. 

Tom Rogic's Celtic added yet another piece of silverware to the Brendan Rogers era as he completed 64 minutes in the Scottish League Cup Final where Celtic triumphed 1-0 over Aberdeen.

In the SPFL, newly minted Socceroos Martin Boyle played a full game, Mark Milligan started and played 86 minutes while Jamie Maclaren was an unused sub as Hibernian lost 3-0 to Kilmarnock. Hibernian currently sit in eighth place. Andy Rose was an unused sub as Motherwell lost 2-0 to Livingston. Ryan Edwards was brought on in the 34th minute for St Mirren in their 3-1 loss at home to Hamilton. Oli Bozanic played a full match while Ben Garuccio was absent as Hearts lost 2-1 to Rangers. 

In the English Championship, Mass Luongo started and played 76 minutes as QPR drew 2-2 against Rotherham United for whom Ryan Williams played 86 minutes. Williams later in the week played a full match in a 3-1 loss to Norwich City. Luongo went on to play a full match although he disappointed in a 3-2 loss to Hull City for whom Jackson Irvine played a full match also. Irvine went on to play the full 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw against Norwich City. Former Socceroos captain Mile Jedinak was absent as his Aston Villa drew 5-5 with Nottingham Forest and later in the week he was an unused sub as Villa beat Middlesborough 3-0. 

James Meredith had a night to forget playing a full match and scoring an own goal in a 2-0 loss to Birmingham City at home. Meredith completed 90 minutes later in the week in a 1-1 draw with Bristol City. Adam Federici was on the bench for Stoke City's 2-1 win over Derby County and their 2-2 draw with Reading FC. 

In League One action, Cameron Burgess played a full game as Scunthorpe United lost 2-0 to Southend United. Brad Inman was absent from Rochdale FC's 4-2 loss to Oxford United. Ryan McGowan played a full 90 minutes as Bradford City were humbled 4-0 against Luton Town. 

Jordan Lyden was absent from Oldham Athletic's 2-0 victory over Maidstone United in League Two. 

In the English Youth Leagues, Callum Elder started and played a full match in Leicester City U23s' 1-0 win over Sparta Prague B in the Premier League International Cup. Ashley Maynard-Brewer started in goal and Ryan Blumberg also started for Charlton Athletic U23s as they lost 4-0 to Crystal Palace U23. Aussie hot shot Ben Folami started and played a full game as Ipswich town U23s lost 2-0 to Millwall FC. Con Ouzinidis played a full game in defence for Everton U23 as they defeated Sheffield United 1-0. Jacob Young played a full game for Sunderland U23s as they lost 3-1 to Middlesborough U23s. 

Kai Caldebrank-Park was in goals for Burnley U18s and played a full game while Oscar Woods was an unused sub as Burnley lost 3-1 to Nottingham Forest U18s. Riley Warland was in defence as Fulham U18s lost 6-2 to Arsenal U18s. 

In the Scottish Championship, Lyndon Dykes played a full game as Queen of the South beat Partick Thistle 1-0. Tom Beadling came off in the 84th minute while Jack Iredale played a full match for Greenock Morton who lost 3-0 to Dunfermline Athletic.