A-League ban Perez for simulation
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Patricio Perez was one of two players banned on Monday for two A-League matches for diving to win late penalties at the weekend.

Central Coast midfielder Perez earned a penalty in a 71st minute incident which led to the equalising goal in a 1-1 draw and the dismissal of Sydney FC goalkeeper Liam Reddy on Saturday.

Perez and Perth Glory striker Michael Baird became the first players in Australia's A-League to be suspended for the mandatory two matches under the competition's simulation or diving rules introduced two seasons ago.

Baird's dive won the Glory a penalty which Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler converted in the fourth minute of stoppage time to claim a 2-2 draw with Melbourne Heart on Sunday.

Perez, a former Argentina under-20s teammate of Lionel Messi, was making his A-League debut for the Mariners off the substitutes' bench. The A-League match review panel also expunged goalkeeper Reddy's red card arising from the penalty incident with Perez.

Neither the Mariners nor the Glory have any right of appeal against the rulings under A-League regulations.