Sunderland fell to a 3-1 defeat to Hannover 96 during their German training camp.
Two goals in the space of three minutes just before half-time from Mohammed Abdellaoue and Jan Schlaudraff left Sunderland on the back foot.
Although Stephane Sessegnon got them back in it, Erdal Akdari wrapped up the victory for the Germans with six minutes to go.
Norwich, also in Germany, plundered eight goals as they took on two teams in Gottingen, playing the opening 45 minutes against Sparta and the second half against RSV.
There were four goals in either half, with James Vaughan scoring twice before further strikes from Simeon Jackson and George Francomb gave Norwich victory over Sparta.
Against RSV, Steve Morison scored his first goal in Norwich colours, followed by an Elliott Bennett goal and a late brace from Elliott Ward.
Trialist Robert Stambolziev got on the scoresheet for Stoke with the opening goal in their 6-0 win over Newcastle Town. Kenwyne Jones added a brace while Jermaine Pennant, Glenn Whelan and Jonathan Walters got the others.
QPR had to wait for the 90th minute for Heidar Helguson to break the deadlock and give them a 1-0 win over Plymouth.
Helguson had come on when new signing Jay Bothroyd limped off in the first half. There was also a start for Kieron Dyer in the match.