Emile Sinclair returned to his happiest of hunting grounds to fire a hat-trick as Peterborough picked up their first victory and points of the season as they won 3-1 at Hull.

The burly striker rose to prominence with a two-goal salvo for Macclesfield at the KC Stadium in August last year - a performance that prompted Peterborough to sign him - and the Humber air invigorated him again as he ran riot against a side who had won their last six home games.

"I did well in the reserves, told the manager I was ready for my chance and I took it," he said. "I thought I had something to prove. It's my first goal of the season and I knew I had to do well and show people what I could do."

He added: "When the gaffer told me I would be starting I told my partner I was coming back to Hull and she said to me: 'that's where you made your name for Macclesfield'. I think I proved a point."

Hull manager Steve Bruce will not forget Sinclair's name in a hurry.

The former Sunderland boss saw his side concede a hat-trick to Leicester's David Nugent a week ago and now has two 3-1 defeats to mull over after what had been the club's best start to a season in 28 years.

"It was one of them awful games, we were punished for individual errors. You can't make the mistakes we did, individual mistakes on the first and second. We were littered with bad ones," he said.

"We got back in it, we have them and then give them the third one where he runs through and scores. In the first half an hour, there was only one team in it but that's football.

"We gave them a lead to 1-0 and Ben Amos had his least busiest time of all. It spoils a really good team performance from us."