Nketiah appeal fails
Arsenal’s appeal against Eddie Nketiah’s red card for his lunge at Leicester’s James Justin in Tuesday’s Premier League clash has been rejected by the Football Association. He will serve a three-match ban, starting with Sunday’s game at Tottenham.
City face Real at home
Uefa will let Manchester City play their Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid behind closed doors at the Etihad Stadium. City won the first leg at the Bernabeu 2-1.
Pellegrini to coach Betis
Manuel Pellegrini is to take over as manager of Real Betis next season. The former Manchester City, West Ham and Real Madrid coach succeeds Rubi, who was sacked by the La Liga outfit last week. The Chilean, 66, who left West Ham last December, has agreed a three-year deal.
Barrow appoint Dunn
Former Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham and England midfielder David Dunn has been named manager of Barrow.
United sign Staniforth
Manchester United have signed England midfielder and free agent Lucy Staniforth on a two-year deal.