Bernardo Silva scored twice as Manchester City beat Watford 3-1 for a fifth successive victory which moved them top of the table for the first time this season.
Raheem Sterling headed the champions in front on four minutes when he converted Phil Foden’s cross from close range.
Sterling and Jack Grealish each drew saves from Daniel Bachmann before a dominant City doubled their lead on 31 minutes.
Ilkay Gundogan’s initial effort was blocked but the ball fell for Bernardo, who skilfully found the net from a narrow angle.
City made it 3-0 on 63 minutes when Bernardo brilliantly curled in his second.
Cucho Hernandez pulled a goal back for Watford on 75 minutes, converting at the second attempt.
Watford threatened again when Joshua King fired wide, but a third straight defeat leaves them 17th on 13 points, three above the bottom three.
City leapfrog Chelsea and Liverpool on 35 points, one clear of the Reds.