Leicester attack coach Paul Burke believes his side got what they deserved after a physical display earned them victory against Exeter Chiefs on Sunday.
The Aviva Premiership champions started with great intensity, unwilling to let the hosts settle and were rewarded with an early try from Ben Youngs after just eight minutes.
And following a poor pass from Exeter's James Scaysbrook, Vereniki Goneva pounced on the loose ball to run in an interception try for the Tigers.
Toby Flood kicked 11 points in total, including two second-half penalties to seal the 21-9 victory, and Burke insists despite a lull just after the break the effort his players put in was exactly what he was looking for.
"That was an outstanding effort from the boys," he said.
"To come down here at any time during the year, it's a really difficult place to play so to come away with the win, we are really pleased with that.
"Exeter are a good side at home and they showed in the second-half where they came back at us and our intensity levels dropped off a small bit and we will look at that.
"But I'm really proud of the effort from the players. We didn't concede a try which was outstanding.
"We targeted the start of the game because we knew that, being at home, they would want to set the tempo. We targeted that and I was really pleased with the way we started.
"We knew they would come at us, they have got some good men in their side and they carry the ball well.
"We had to be up for it and there's quite a few sore bodies in that changing room and the boys put their bodies on the line and that's what you ask for as a coach.
"The boys really fronted up and it was an outstanding effort to come here, to get the win, to get four points, it's brilliant and we look ahead to Saints now next week."
The Chiefs had to wait until after half-time to get their first points on the board but three penalties from Gareth Steenson, who passed 500 Aviva Premiership points, had them within six points of their opponents.
And head coach Rob Baxter insists his side got exactly what he deserved after such a disappointing first-half display.
"I am far happier [after the game] than I was at half-time," he said.
"I don't mind saying I think I was as angry as I have ever been whilst we have been in the Aviva Premiership.
"But that was the first time we looked a bit afraid. I don't mean afraid physically, I mean afraid of making the game a contest and being brave enough to take teams on.
"You can't run every piece of ball you get but there were times where we had a bit of tempo and rather than be prepared to put a few phases together we kicked it away and were on the back foot.
"The second-half we had a lot more intensity and showed a lot more bravery and ultimately we won the second-half 9-6 but we were unhappy with that having created some try-scoring opportunities.
"I think if we had ran one home and got a losing bonus point that was probably all we could expect after our first-half performance. We have got what we deserved."