With the season just over two weeks away, clubs begin to step up their preparations
Fulham gave themselves an excellent chance of progressing to the playoff stage of the inaugural Uefa Europa League with a 3-0 win in Lithuania in their qualifying round 1st leg match.
Goals from Bobby Zamora, a Danny Murphy penalty and Ki-Hyeon Seol saw Roy Hodgson's men run out easy winners against FK Vetra.
Luis Antonio Valencia marked his Manchester United debut with a goal as Alex Ferguson's men beat Boca Juniors 2-1 in the Audi Cup.
That followed a stunning goal from Anderson, his first for the club, whose free-kick sent the Reds on their way to the final.
They could not follow that up with a win in the final though as hosts Bayern Munich prevailed on penalties following a 0-0 draw.
Wigan's Jason Scotland also marked his debut with a goal, putting the icing on the cake of a 4-1 victory over Preston North End.
His new strike-partner Hugo Rodallega opened the scoring while Charles N'Zogbia and Michael Brown were also on target.
Hull, Tottenham and West Ham are in China taking part in the Asia Trophy and were all in action on Wednesday.
Spurs booked a place in the final with a 1-0 winner over West Ham thanks to a goal from former Hammer Jermain Defoe.
They were joined by Hull in the final, but Phil Brown's men needed penalties to see off the host side Beijing Guoan.
Geovanni fired Hull in front with an excellent goal before the home side pegged them back late-on.
Spurs went on to win the trophy today with a 2-0 win over Hull thanks to a brace from Robbie Keane while goals from Danny Gabbidon and Zavon Hines were enough to see West Ham finish third.
Bolton handed debuts to defenders Zat Knight and Sam Ricketts and the latter got off to a flying start by heading his new side into a 1-0 lead against Den Bosch on Tuesday night.
Skipper Kevin Davies doubled the lead in the second half before the Dutch side pulled a goal back late-on.
Aston Villa came from behind to seal their passage into the Peace Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Mexican side Atlante.
Villa, who needed to win by two clear goals to progress, were up against it early on when Curtis Davies put through his own net.
They also lost skipper Stilian Petrov to a dislocated shoulder but goals from youngster Mark Albrighton, John Carew and Ashley Young set up a semi-final clash with Porto.
Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas scored the only goal of the game as the Gunners defeated Hannover 96.
Birmingham finally got a win, and a goal, under their belt with a 1-0 over Dagenham and Redbridge on Wednesday.
Marcus Bent's goal was enough to give the Blues a rapidly improved result after they had lost their first three pre-season games without scoring.
Tim Howard was the hero after Everton won 4-3 on penalties against the MLS All Stars in Seattle.
Louis Saha scored the Toffee's goal in regulation play, firing Everton in front, but the All Stars pegged them back before eventually going down on penalties.
Burnley needed two goals in the last seven minutes to snatch a 2-2 draw against Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night.
The newly promoted side needed a Robbie Blake free-kick seven minutes from time to kick-start the come-back before Steven Thompson bagged the scrappy leveller in stoppage time.
Stoke also had to come from behind with a Dave Kitson goal securing a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest.
Finally, Wolves were beaten 1-0 my MK Dons.