Grant McCann hailed his side’s “bravery” after Hull City maintained their 100% start with a comfortable 2-0 win at Northampton.
First-half goals from Keane Lewis-Potter and George Honeyman made it three wins – and three clean sheets – from three league games for the Tigers.
And McCann was pleased with the way his team dealt with the Cobblers’ direct style.
“The game was everything we thought it was going to be,” said McCann.
“They play in a certain way, a certain style. They like to get the ball forward very quickly, whether it’s a throw-in, whatever it may be, they fling things into your box.
“You’ve got to stand up to it, you’ve got to be counted. To a man, I thought we showed real bravery to stand up to what they threw at us.
“And then we capped it off with two excellent goals. We possibly could have had an extra couple in the second half; there was a good chance for James Scott and a good header from Josh Magennis was saved.
“But all in all, we’re delighted with another three points. We’re pleased with the start we’ve made but it’s only a start.”