Sophie Ingle helped Wales to their first win in 10 months – an excellent 2-0 victory away to the Republic of Ireland – on what was a busy night for Chelsea players on the international stage.

Ingle ensured her side dominated the midfield battle from the off in Dublin, as early goals from Jess Fishlock and Lily Woodham gave them control.

It marked a successful night for Wales under interim boss Jon Grey, as they were watched on by their new manager Rhian Wilkinson, with Ingle completing the full 90 minutes as she skippered her country on their return to winning ways.

Plenty of other Blues also tasted international success on Tuesday, with Niamh Charles, Jess Carter and Lauren James all featuring as England made it two wins from two this month with a 5-1 win over Italy in Marbella, Spain.

Lotte Wubben-Moy, Lauren Hemp (2), Ella Toone and Rachel Daly were all on target for the Lionesses, with Charles starting at left back to win her 15th cap.

She was replaced at the interval by Carter, while James also played the full second half after coming on for fellow forward Alessia Russo.

James contributed with an assist, expertly teeing up Toone's 69th minute volley for England's fourth of the night. Blues' keeper Hannah Hampton was an unused substitute for Sarina Wiegman's team.

Sadly, it was not be a clean sweep of wins for Chelsea players representing the home nations after Erin Cuthbert and Scotland succumbed to penalty pain in the Pinatar Cup.

The Scots were taking on Finland in the invitational tournament final after an impressive 2-0 win against the Philippines on Saturday.

Cuthbert put in a superb display, the dominant force in midfield from the off. After trailing for the majority of the contest, her free-kick forced Scotland's equaliser, a parried effort allowing Martha Thomas to level things up with 15 minutes.

Eventually it went to the shootout, but sadly it wasn't to be for the Blues' star who saw her penalty saved as Finland triumphed 5-4.

Elsewhere, Jelena Cankovic's Serbia had a night to forget as they lost 2-1 to Iceland in their Nations League play-off second leg. Cankovic played the full 90 minutes and set-up the opening goal of the game for Allegra Poljak in the sixth minute.

But two late Iceland goals flipped the tie on its' head ensuring they won on aggregate, following a 1-1 draw in the first leg.

There was better news for Norway, who avoided relegation to League B after a big win over Croatia, with our own Maren Mjelde and Guro Reiten both wearing the captain's armband at different points of the tie. Norway secured a 5-0 win on the night, with the tie finishing 8-0 on aggregate, with Sophie Roman Haug and Frida Maanum both at the double.

Mjelde started at centre-half and was withdrawn at half-time, while Reiten completed 62 minutes before she was replaced by Maanum.