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City In Lukaku's Sights

Striker hoping to build on purple patch at Eastlands.

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In-form Romelu Lukaku wants to make a bad week worse for Manchester City by extending his Everton scoring streak in Saturday's lunchtime encounter at the Etihad Stadium.  

Title hopefuls City have produced mixed results under new boss Manuel Pellegrini and head into the clash on the back of last Saturday's reverse at Aston Villa and a midweek Champions League defeat against Bayern Munich.

Belgian Lukaku has plundered three goals in just one-and-a-half league games since joining Everton on loan from Chelsea and hopes to fire the Blues to what would be a fifth win in seven trips to the 2012 Premier League champions.

"I'll just keep on going," Lukaku replied when asked about building on his impressive start to life at his new club. "We have a game on Saturday and that's the next target. Then we have another game after the internationals - I always look ahead.

"Now we are playing well and each and every member of the team, myself included, has to make profit of it.

"If I don't score but a teammate scores and we win, that's fine. But I'm very happy at how things are going."

Two of Lukaku's goals came in Monday night's 3-2 victory over Newcastle United.

The 20-year-old scored twice before the break and laid on another for Ross Barkley as Roberto Martinez's side raced to a 3-0 half-time lead.

But strikes from Yohan Cabaye and Loic Remy meant a tense climax at Goodison Park - and Lukaku knows no such lapses can be afforded this weekend.

He said: "We did well in the first half and in the second half we made a lot of chances but we didn't score and they came back into it. That's something we need to work on - how to keep games easily and not panic.

"We can do better there but the season is long, we're playing well and the fans are happy."

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