Manchester City beat Cardiff 2-0 on Wednesday to return to the top of the Premier League, one point ahead of Liverpool.
Kevin De Bruyne gave City the lead in the sixth minute, firing in from a tight angle, and Leroy Sane doubled the advantage for the defending champions with a sharp finish just before half-time.
In other English Premier League results;
Chelsea 3-0 Brighton (Giroud 38, Hazard 60, Loftus-Cheek 63)
Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace (Son 55, Eriksen 80)