Cape Town - Polokwane City were not able to challenge Mamelodi Sundowns as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat in their Absa Premiership match at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Brazilians netted in the second stanza with goals coming from Percy Tau and Khama Billiat.
Although the first 10 minutes of the match was a cagey affair, the hosts were kept under pressure by the league champions as goalkeeper George Chigova became busy in his box.
In the 17th minute, the Brazilians were awarded a set piece and defender Tebogo Langerman's effort went inches wide of Chigova's left corner.
Kennedy Mweene was a spectator in the first 20 minutes until Puleng Tlolane's 24th minute strike which was collected by the Zambian netminder.
Pitso Mosimane was a disappointed man as his side failed to grab the lead despite enjoying the ball possession.
It was 0-0 at half time.
As early 48th minute, Sibusiso Vilakazi was set free on the left flank and made a dangerous entry into the penalty area only for Chigova to produce a fine save.
However, in the 55th minute, the defending champions broke the deadlock through Tau when he blasted home following a wonderful cross from Thapelo Morena, 1-0.
With nine minutes to go, Billiat made it 2-0 following a beautiful combination with Tau whose cross found the Zimbabwean unmarked in the box to easily bury the chance.
Despite their efforts to pull one back, the Citizens did not have a good game on the day and the Tshwane side walked away with their first three points in the 2016/17 campaign.