Shaun Miller becomes first player to be retrospectively suspended for diving

• Carlisle United striker given two-match ban for ‘deceiving match official’
• Miller committed ‘a clear act of simulation’ in 35th minute against Wycombe

Shaun Miller, the Carlisle United striker, has become the first player to be retrospectively punished for diving, under the new Football Association charge of “successful deception of a match official”.

Carlisle were awarded a first-half penalty against Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday after the former Crewe Alexandra and Morecambe fell under the challenge of Dan Scarr in the area. The spot-kick was scored by Jamie Devitt and the match ended in a 3-3 draw. Miller has been given a two-match suspension after the FA upheld the charge following the club’s unsuccessful appeal.

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