Villa lacked "spark" according to Martin O'Neill and Laursen was similarly unable to fathom the mediocre display.
"I don't know why we were below par, it was a team thing," he said. "It was disappointing after a great result and performance against Chelsea. We wanted to play well again to prove that it wasn't a one-off.
"It was also disappointing because I didn't think we played that well. We created some chances and perhaps could have scored a goal or two, but overall we weren't that good."