Gaffer's View: Villa home 1-1
Roger Johnson gave the home side the lead early in the second half but a deflected shot from James Collins ensured the game ended all square.
McLeish felt his side had enough clear-cut chances to take all three points and Blues were not helped by not getting a penalty decision to go their way from referee Mark Clattenburg.
McLeish said: 'It was probably a fair result overall. We have come a long way in a couple of years in terms of these derby games and the results. Had we been a bit more clinical at 1-0, we would have seen it through.
'Craig Gardner had a wonderful chance with a volley which he put wide and he is a guy you would normally want and trust in that situation. Brad Friedel also made a great save at that point from Matt Derbyshire and we had the chance to turn the screw.
'But we allowed Villa to come back into it, and gave away a few unnecessary free-kicks and I was disappointed with the build-up to their equaliser. But the shot from Collins was not even on target before it hit someone and was deflected in.'
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