There was time not to snatch at it, and potentially shank it. That is why I didn't have the issue with him letting the ball run across him. However, once he has done that, he needs to finish. Lift the ball into the roof of the net and no one stops it. Dink it over the defender and it's a goal. Take another touch, the defender is already committed to sliding in, and he rolls it in to an open goal. A little composure and he scores, regardless of which foot he looks to use.
As a striker for the last 20 years I’m going to say that what you’ve described are not the actions of a striker. And I hope it’s not the normal instinct of Agyei but a big one off error.
You see that space you whack it because you know how busy the box gets and how quickly you get closed down the moment you dither. Shooting early wins every time.