Riyad Mahrez scored his first goals for Manchester City as the champions emphatically won 5-0 at Cardiff City.
On his 300th appearance for Man City, Sergio Aguero tucked away a Bernardo Silva pass in the 32nd minute for his fourth goal of the season.
Three minutes later, Man City doubled their lead when Bernardo glanced Leroy Sane's cross over Neil Etheridge into the far corner.
Ilkay Gundogan struck a wonderful third a minute before half-time with an unstoppable curling strike after a one-two with Raheem Sterling.
Mahrez came on in the 61st minute to strike twice late on as City moved to second, a point ahead of Chelsea, who play West Ham United on Sunday. Cardiff drop to 19th on two points.
Cardiff: 30 Sep v Burnley (H)
Man City: 29 Sep v Brighton (H)