Headband-wearing Wayne Rooney scores for Man Utd in a 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace
England striker Wayne Rooney scored on his return from injury as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-0.
Rooney wore a headband to protect a deep cut that kept him out of his country's games against Moldova and Ukraine - and scored with an 81st-minute free-kick at Old Trafford to hand manager David Moyes's side victory.
England's Michael Carrick and Ashley Young were also on the winning side but all the talk was about Rooney as Moyes said: "It was a difficult decision whether to play him.
"We got the headband on Friday and we wanted to see how he felt with it. If I thought he could wear it I would try and get him out.
"He tired a little bit in the second half but I wanted to get the 90 minutes out of him because he lacks match practice.
"It helped him towards the overall goal of getting him match sharp."
Gareth Barry made an impressive debut for Everton, on loan from Manchester City, as his new side beat Chelsea 1-0 with a goal from Steven Naismith a match that also saw England's Leighton Baines (who hit the bar with a free-kick), Phil Jagielka, Leon Osman and Ross Barkley all influential.
Barry said: "It was a fantastic atmosphere, night matches at Goodison Park are always special.
"The boys put a great shift in and we deserved it. The lads have made me welcome for the last 10 days and it was a great performance, Chelsea played really well but we deserved it."
Chelsea, who brought on Frank Lampard from the bench, also had Ashley Cole in their team and Gary Cahill amongst the subs.
Englishman Steve Sidwell scored for Fulham and Scott Parker anchored midfield but they were still held 1-1 by West Brom. Hull, with Jake Livermore and Tom Huddlestone in midfield, drew 1-1 with Cardiff.
England keeper Joe Hart made some stunning saves as Manchester City drew 0-0 at Stoke, while Jack Rodwell started in midfield.
Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Theo Walcott and Carl Jenkinson all started for Arsenal in their 3-1 victory at Sunderland, a game that saw Welshman Aaron Ramsey score twice and Germany's Mesut Ozil make an impressive debut. England's Adam Johnson started for the home side.
Kyle Walker, Andros Townsend, Danny Rose and Michael Dawson helped Spurs to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Norwich, who included England youngster Nathan Redmond.