Football lawmakers are considering banning rebounds from penalties after Paul Pogba capitalised from Jordan Pickford’s save when Manchester United beat Everton on Sunday.
The FA are set to listen to advice on a “one shot” policy, which would mean the ball is considered “dead” once the penalty has been saved or hit the woodwork. In that case, a goal kick would be awarded.
It has been said that this change would see an end to player encroaching, which currently sees the spotkick retaken depending on which team is moving too early.
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Pogba scores what turned out to be the winner against the Toffees last week after Pickford saved his original kick from 12 yards. United went on to win the game 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Another possible rule alteration could see the word “deliberate” dropped out of the book when giving handballs.
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