Manchester City are now seventh successive winners of the English Premier League with a 2-1 win at home to Watford in the 15th matchday, holding the lead in isolation.
With Bernardo Silva in the 'eleven', the English champions advanced by the German Leroy Sane, who scored with his chest at 40 minutes, and the Algerian Riyad Mahrez, at 51.
With Domingos Quina on the pitch, Watford was reduced by Frenchman Abdoulaye Doucouré in the 85th minute.
With this triumph, the 'citizens' now add up to 41 points, five more than Liverpool, the other team still unbeaten in the competition with less than one match played, while Watford dropped to 11th place.
Watford were beaten by Brighton, who rose to 10th after winning 3-1 at Crystal Palace (15th) and saw West Ham (12th) come within two points after Londoners have beaten Cardiff (16) by 3-0.
In the other meeting of the day, Bournemouth provisionally rose to sixth place after beating Huddersfield (17) by 2-1.