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Carlisle player becomes first in England to be banned for simulation


Carlisle striker Shaun Miller has been banned for two games after being found guilty of simulation by the Football Association.

The ban makes Miller the first to be banned for simulation since the new law was introduced in May.

Miller had denied a charge of "successful deception of a match official" after a "clear act of simulation" against Wycombe on Tuesday.

Carlisle scored from the penalty which followed the incident, in a 3-3 draw.

A three-member FA review panel, which is changed each week and consists of one former match official, one ex-manager and one ex-player from a pool of 13, have to be unanimous before a charge is made.

Carlisle were awarded the penalty in the first half of Tuesday's League Two game when Miller went down under Wycombe defender Dan Scarr's challenge in the area.

"We are very disappointed with this outcome," Carlisle chief executive Nigel Clibbens told the club website

"In our view, there was no intent to deceive the referee and it is not a clear act either. Shaun and no other Carlisle United players appealed for a penalty.

"They all played on and were not expecting or seeking any decision. You can see from the footage that they were all surprised when a penalty was given."

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