Manchester City strolled to an emphatic win at Cardiff City as they moved up to second in the Premier League table.
The stylish visitors were out of sight by half-time, leading 3-0 thanks to Sergio Aguero’s sweeping finish, a clever looping header from Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan’s delightful curling effort.
City underlined their vast superiority after the break with a brilliant fourth as a patient, incisive team move teed up Riyad Mahrez to tap in his first goal for the club, before the Algerian whipped in his second late on.
Cardiff simply could not live with an irresistible City side and, as they are still searching for their first win this season, the Bluebirds now find themselves second from bottom of the table.
For Pep Guardiola’s men, however, this was an instant and convincing riposte to Wednesday’s shock defeat at home to Lyon in the Champions League.