Aston Villa manager Remi Garde believes his side should have been awarded a penalty ​in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Leicester City.

Shinji Okazaki gave Leicester a 28th-minute lead at Villa Park before goalkeeper Mark Bunn saved Riyad Mahrez's spot kick to keep the hosts in the game.

But claims for a penalty of their own went unheard when Libor Kozak appeared to have been caught by the flailing arm of Robert Huth with the score 1-0 to the visitors.

Villa equalised through substitute Rudy Gestede with 15 minutes remaining, however, Garde was still left to rue the officials' decision making.

"We were not very fortunate," he told Sky Sports. "I don't understand how the linesman can see the first penalty [Aly Cissokho's handball] but not the second.

"I saw it on the TV and it was obvious for me and probably for everybody."

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Rock bottom Villa have picked up four points from their two matches this week, but remain nine points from safety after Newcastle won against West Ham.

"In the first half we were not the same level as Tuesday against Crystal Palace, but the second half was much better," Garde said.

"We had a good reaction. We were behind the leader and when you come back to draw it is very positive for the bottom team.

"We were more aggressive, more positive and more attacking as well.

"If you look at the level of the game between the teams there was not the huge gap you can see on the table."