By Gabriel Agbonlahor

8th Dec, 2021 | 1:00pm

Ramsey controversy at Aston Villa could spark worldwide change - Agbonlahor

Gabby Agbonlahor has suggested goalkeepers around the world will be more aware of a part of law 12 after Aston Villa had a goal disallowed in their 2-1 win over Leicester City at the weekend.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, Villa’s record Premier League goalscorer admitted he was “disappointed” Jacob Ramsey’s strike was chalked off by VAR.

Ramsey thought he had put Aston Villa ahead when he fired in from close range when challenging Kasper Schmeichel for a loose ball.

However, VAR disallowed the goal using law 12 as it states the goalkeeper is under control of the ball if the ball is between the hand and any surface.

Schmeichel, therefore, had the ball in control and Ramsey’s actions were a foul.

“I was disappointed when it happened but when you hear that the law is the law, you half understand it,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“What this will do now, is every goalkeeper in the world, especially in England, will have their eyes open to this. If you’re in trouble, just put your hands on the ball.

“Maybe Schmeichel knew the rules and was clever and knew what he was doing.

“Yes it was frustrating but going forward there might be an occasion when Martinez can do the same and quickly get his hands on the ball and it goes in Villa’s favour.

“The rules are the rules as much as it’s frustrating for Ramsey, another Premier League goal would have been nice for him. Villa still managed to win the game and it didn’t affect the result which is good.”

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