Goals from brothers Shola and Sammy Ameobi helped Newcastle past Morecambe while Everton, Stoke City, Aston Villa and Cardiff all qualified for the third round of the League Cup.
Honduras have an early stranglehold on Group B at the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup after defeating Haiti 2-0, while Trinidad & Tobago secured a 2-2 comeback draw against El Salvador.
Manchester United maintained their six-point lead with a 3-1 win over Sunderland, while Liverpool went down by the same scoreline at home to Aston Villa, and QPR claimed a vital 2-1 win over Fulham.
As the latest season of Premier League nears its end, FIFA.com takes a look at the various players from the CONCACAF region who have taken the transatlantic leap to England and how they've fared.
Stoke City are into the UEFA Europa League knockout stages after drawing with Dynamo Kyiv, Sporting ensured qualification as group winners, but a surprise defeat has left Paris Saint-Germain in trouble.
Fancied sides Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti tumbled out of qualifying on Friday, while El Salvador, Antigua and Barbuda, Canada and Guyana all had evenings to savour.