Manchester City bounced back from a narrow 1-0 defeat to Liverpool in their last Premier League game with a comfortable 3-1 win over Brighton at the Etihad stadium on Saturday.
Two goals from Erling Haaland in the first half have Pep’s side the advantage at the break.
The Norwegian who joined the defending Champions during the summer, now has 17 goals in 11 league games.
After the break, Leandro Trossard pulled one back for the visitors.
City have now recorded 10 consecutive home victories in the Premier League, scoring at least three goals in each, the first of such feat since 1931.
The victory leaves at second place, a point behind leaders, Arsenal.