Laudrup was left scratching his head as to how his side had not won a game in which they had almost 70 per cent possession and had threatened to run away with during an opening half-hour when Villa were all at sea.
Michu, Graham and Routledge were among those to miss gilt-edged chances, and the Dane said: "We did not win because we only scored one goal from seven chances with that first-half performance.
"It was a great performance - it could have been 4-0 after 12 minutes - but we know how it is when you don't take chances.
"It means one mistake, one free-kick, one corner or whatever it is and the game is back level, and that is what happened at the end of the first half.
"They had only been near our goal two or three times in the first 45 minutes and we gave Villa belief they could come from behind and get something out of the game.
"If we had got a second or third we would maybe be sitting here talking about a 5-0 win."