Dean Smith's Brentford enjoyed as dominant a 2-0 win you could ever wish to see as the Bees put MK Dons to the sword.
Lasse Vibe opened the scorer in the first half before Alan Judge produced a perfectly placed shot from long range to wrap up the victory.
It could easily have been five, six seven or even more as Brentford hit the crossbar three times and Dons goalkeeper David Martin had to make some good saves.
It was a positive start for Smith but greater challenges than Karl Robinson's side will surely lie in wait as the season progresses.
Below are five talking points that came out of the win at Griffin Park.
Missed chances don't matter now
The crossbar came to MK Dons' rescue on three occasions, so much so it must be a candidate for their star performer.
Sergi Canos should have done better with his chance but he went for power over placement but Alan Judge and Lasse Vibe can consider themselves unlucky with their free kick and long range effort respectively.
Judge also should have done better with a shot at the far post and Vibe should have put the ball across goal, rather than trying to score.
However, three points are three points so wasting goals in a regulation win may not be the worst thing, as long as they are scored when needed.
It's been a positive start for Smith and there is plenty for him to build on. He won't have seen how his team cope when under the cosh but that time will come.
Smith set his team up to play positive football and elected to select Sergi Canos after Alan McCormack pulled out in the warm-up.
Much like his predecessor Lee Carsley, Smith has a sense of humour but demands the best from all of his charges. There is plenty to work on as stronger tests are to come.
Nico Yennaris knows he must perform now Maxime Colin is on the verge of a return from injury.
The Frenchman impressed before he picked up a knee injury but, in his absence, Yennaris has developed rapidly from a player seen as not good enough for the Championship to one who is more than capable to perform at right back.
The Bees defender was excellent as he coped with the dangers Josh Murphy posed in the first half and worked his socks off to keep any Dons attacks at bay.
Dean Smith will have a difficult decision to make in a couple of weeks time when Colin is fully fit whether to stick with Yennaris or bring the Frenchman in.
Lasse Vibe produced his best performance in a Brentford shirt in my view. Indeed, his showing led him being compared to Leicester striker Jamie Vardy.
He took his goal well and was unlucky to hit the crossbar with a driving shot in the second half but he should have done better when he blazed the ball into the stands when well placed to tee up a team-mate in the penalty area.
Vibe has shown flashes of brilliance since moving to the club in the summer and he needs to build on this display and maintain these levels with the continued absences of Marco Djuricin.
It was also a nice touch to see him bring his twin sons onto the pitch to score in front of the Ealing Road fans.
Jota is back
One of the most positive aspects of the game was seeing the return of Spanish wing wizard Jota.
The man with a wand of a left foot has been out since the opening day of the season with an ankle injury and he has been missed.
However, he will be a bonus to have available to Smith, especially with Fulham coming up next weekend. As any Brentford fan will tell you, the wing wizard loves facing the Whites and has scored in the last minute against them on both occasions.