Leeds' appeal fails

LEEDS United's appeal against a 15-point penalty has been rejected following a meeting of Football League chairmen at a special meeting in London.Leeds chairman Ken Bates made an impassioned plea to have the sanction lifted after the club were finally granted permission to play in League One after being handed back their share.

LEEDS United's appeal against a 15-point penalty has been rejected following a meeting of Football League chairmen at a special meeting in London.

Leeds chairman Ken Bates made an impassioned plea to have the sanction lifted after the club were finally granted permission to play in League One after being handed back their share.