From the Back Pages, February 28: Moyes given 12 games to prove he is the right man to lead £200m summer spending spree

From the back pages
From the back pages

David Moyes, the Manchester United manager, has as few as 12 games to demonstrate to the Glazer family that he is the man they should trust with a £200m summer transfer kitty, to fulfil their aim of winning the Premier League next season. (The Independent)

TOTTENHAM progress to the last-16 of the Europa League having beaten Dnipro 3-1 at White Hart Lane to record an aggregate of 3-2. (The Express)

Swansea were knocked out of the Europa League after late Napoli goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Gokhan Inler put the home side 3-1 ahead. (The Mirror)

Roy Hodgson has handed the Southampton left-back Luke Shaw a first international call-up in his 30-man squad for the friendly against Denmark at Wembley next Wednesday. Jermain Defoe is perhaps the most surprising selection, however, given the striker officially leaves Tottenham to join Toronto FC on Friday. There is no room in the squad for West Ham’s Andy Carroll and although Hodgson insisted the door was not shut on the forward, his chances of making the final cut for Rio seem minimal. (The Guardian)

Tom Huddlestone may not have reacted publicly yet about his failure to make the England squad, but his mother has done that for him. Roy Hodgson has picked his 30-man squad for the friendly with Denmark next week, omitting the in-form Hull midfielder. And his mother Maxine expressed her outrage on Twitter about the likes of Tom Cleverley getting the nod ahead of her son. (Daily Mail)

West Bromwich Albion have tonight suspended Nicolas Anelka after the striker was handed a five-match ban and fined £80,000 by the FA for making a “quenelle” gesture during a match. (The Times)

GB women’s team pursuit team fastest in qualifying: Great Britain team pursuit quartet through to gold medal race against Canada at world championships in Colombia. (The Telegraph)