West Bromwich Albion
Having been left out of the squad entirely for Chelsea’s two meetings with City in the season prior, Lukaku first featured against the Citizens in 2012-13.
En route to establishing himself as one of the most talented young strikers around, finding the net 17 times during that breakthrough campaign on loan at The Hawthorns, the Belgian was ultimately left frustrated in both league games as he failed to get off the mark in a combined 99 minutes.
Lukaku swapped West Brom for Everton in 2013, initially signing on loan before completing a club-record move of £28m the following year. During his time at Goodison Park, the 24-year-old could boast a record of a goal every other game against the Citizens, including one in both of last term’s fixtures.
After opening the scoring in a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium 14 months ago – a game now best remembered for Maarten Stekelenburg saving two penalties – Lukaku then did likewise in the reverse fixture earlier this year, with the Toffees running out comfortable 4-0 winners.
Those goals came on the back of a four-match scoreless run in that particular top-flight fixture, however, as the Belgian was unable to find the net in both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 campaigns, despite playing a full 90 minutes in each game.
Lukaku had better success in the 2013-14 season as he found the net in 3-1 and 3-2 defeats for his side, scoring what proved to be a mere consolation in the second of those matches.
However, the Anderlecht academy product certainly knows how to score important goals against City, with a late header to put Everton 2-1 up in the first leg of the 2015-16 EFL Cup semi-finals, only to fire a blank in the reverse fixture as their opponents turned things around.
Romelu Lukaku’s record vs. Manchester City
Home goals: 3
Away goals: 2