Stan Collymore reacts on Twitter to Aston Villa’s draw with Leicester

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Aston Villa drew 1-1 at home to Leicester City.

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has praised Aston Villa following their good performance in the entertaining 1-1 draw with Leicester City, he wrote on social networking site Twitter.

Villa entered the encounter with the Foxes boasting renewed optimism following their 1-0 midweek win over Crystal Palace, their first Premier League victory in 20 attempts.

While relegation is still a very distinct possibility, Villa looked to build on their win over Palace and can take confidence from pegging back Leicester despite not claiming all three points.

Writing on social networking site Twitter after the game, former Villa Park favourite Collymore felt it was a much better display from Villa and challenged them to start putting more points on the board.

Leicester started the game brightly, dominating the early stages and deservedly taking the lead when Shinji Okazaki reacted quickest to Mark Bunn’s fine save from a Jamie Vardy header.

The Foxes then had a glorious chance to double their lead, but Riyad Mahrez’s poor penalty for Leicester was saved and it subsequently proved a big turning point in the game.

Villa were better after the break, and after Danny Drinkwater spurned another chance for the visitors, the hosts were level as Rudy Gestede’s deflected strike found a way past Kasper Schmeichel.

Both teams pushed for a winner, but they had to settle with a share of spoils as Villa remained bottom of the Premier League table and some nine points adrift of safety.

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