Raheem Sterling shone for Manchester City and Romelu Lukaku delivered for Manchester United as the Manchester clubs maintained a tight grip on the Premier League title race
Diego Costa, 28, has been frozen out by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and spent the transfer window angling for a return to former club Atletico that never materialised.
Wayne Rooney, 31, made no comment as he was confronted by a media scrum outside the court.
Romelu Lukaku showed little room for sentiment scoring one and creating another as Manchester United beat Everton 4-0 to ruin Wayne Rooney's Old Trafford return
Sergio Aguero's hat-trick inspired a 6-0 demolition of Watford.
Philippe Coutinho is set to start his first Liverpool game since trying to engineer a move to Barcelona when the Reds take on Burnley on Saturday, according to his coach Jurgen Klopp.
Sadio Mane was sent off after catching goalkeeper Ederson in the face during City's 5-0 win in the Premier League at Eastlands on Saturday.
Newcastle's second win lifted them into mid-table, providing Rafael Benitez with the hope they can avoid relegation despite their lack of top-class signings since last season's promotion.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane was dismissed for a challenge that saw goalkeeper Ederson stretchered off as Manchester City destroyed their Premier League title rivals 5-0 on Saturday.
Philippe Coutinho has been left out of Liverpool's squad while Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will miss his side's big showdown at Etihad.
Philippe Coutinho has not yet played for Liverpool this season, with the club citing a back injury.
A leading Barcelona board member claimed Liverpool set an asking price of 200 million euros ($238 million) for midfielder Philippe Coutinho.
The transfer window shuts in England at 11pm BST on Thursday, August 31.
Liverpool will also reportedly pay an undisclosed premium for the 22-year-old, who scored eight goals in 31 league appearances last term to help Leipzig finish runners-up in the title race.
The Independent claims Chelsea will part with 35million pounds (USD 45.2m, 37.7m euros)
Arsenal fell to a humiliating 0-4 loss to Liverpool in their Premier League match on Sunday.
Arsenal's defeat, their second in succession after a 0-1 loss at Stoke City, exhibited failings that have become endemic under Arsene Wenger.
Arsenal's defeat, and the toothless manner of their surrender, will once again raise questions about Wenger's position, less than three months after the Frenchman signed a new two-year contract.