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15:24

Well that is all we have time for on this live text. We'll be concentrating on Chelsea and Liverpool from 3:30pm but until then goodbye.

15:18

Full time: Manchester City 6-0 Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers are relegated from the Premier League. Manchester City are into next season's Champions League after Sergio Aguero's hat-trick, followed by David Silva, Aleksandar Kolarov and James Milner's goals. QPR's future looks bleak with Football League sanctions hanging over them, but some reason for optimism for City after a non-existent defence of their title.

15:13

Goal: Manchester City 6-0 Queens Park Rangers (David Silva)

As it has been for much of the afternoon, it's way too easy for Manchester City and they are sending QPR back to the Championship with a real thump. David Silva strolls through, rounds Rob Green and squeezes the ball into the net.

14:57

Goal: Manchester City 5-0 Queens Park Rangers (James Milner)

City pile on the misery as a corner from the right is flicked on by Bony and Milner converts from Aguero's pull back. Nicely worked goal and QPR are already on holiday.

14:50

Goal: Manchester City 4-0 Queens Park Rangers (Sergio Aguero)

David Silva is bundled to the floor in the box and Sergio Aguero steps up to complete his hat-trick. Not sure he'll ever get an easier one. QPR crumbling here and with 25 minutes left they could be in for a route here.

14:35

Goal: Manchester City 3-0 Queens Park Rangers (Sergio Aguero)

QPR are being relegated with a whimper here. Yun Suk-young allows a through ball to go through him and Aguero scampers clear, allows Rob Green to go down before sending the ball into the back of the net. Fine finish and City will be playing Champions League football again next season. QPR are down.

14:31

Under way in the second half at the Etihad Stadium. Things looking bleak for QPR.

14:17

Half time: Manchester City 2-0 Queens Park Rangers

QPR heading for relegation and Manchester City heading for the Champions League. Aguero and Kolarov with the goals for the hosts as Rangers have rolled over at the Etihad Stadium. It's been a poor effort from Chris Ramsey's side.

14:09

Not going QPR's way. Leroy Fer lobs Joe Hart and hits the bar and from the rebound Zamora's goalbound header is caught by the England goalkeeper. Earlier, a bizarre incident as Martin Demichelis clearly handles the ball on the flood but instead of a free-kick being awarded the Argentine apologies and Mike Dean waves play on. Absurd officiating.

14:02

Goal: Manchester City 2-0 Queens Park Rangers (Aleksandar Kolarov)

The nails on QPR's coffin are being hammered in as Aleksandar Kolarov puts City two up with just over half an hour played. The Rangers wall parts like the red sea and the Serbian's set-piece flies past a despairing Rob Green.

14:00

Since the goal City have been sublime on the ball, moving the ball with some wonderful one-touch passing with is giving QPR's defence all sorts of trouble. Mangala should have doubled the lead after Milner's cross while at the other end Leroy Fur finds himself in a good position but fails to get the ball down and the chance is gone.

13:34

Goal: Manchester City 1-0 Queens Park Rangers (Sergio Aguero)

QPR slip further towards the Premier League trap door after going behind inside four minutes at the Etihad Stadium. Sergio Aguero picks the ball up 30 yards from goal, runs unchallenged into the penalty area, gets the break of the ball after Matt Phillips' challenge and clips over Rob Green. In a nut shell, the reason why the club will be playing Championship football next season; hopeless defending.

13:31

Under way at the Etihad Stadium. QPR have 90 minutes to save themselves from relegation.

13:24

These two sides evoke memories of the final day drama of the 2011/12 season, when City were chasing their first Premier League title and QPR were battling relegation. The Hoops had a 2-1 lead heading into stoppage time and after learning survival had been earned, City scored twice through Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero to snatch the title away from Manchester United. Perhaps the most remarkable finish to any Premier League season. We might not have quite as much riding on today's game but there is little doubt those two sides will continue to be associated with one of the finest moments in the division's history.

13:16

So what is exactly at stake this afternoon? QPR must win to prevent being relegated from the Premier League a season after being promoted via the play-offs. A draw or a defeat to Manchester City will see them join Burnley in the Championship next season.

City meanwhile need a point to confirm a Champions League place for next season but a comfortable win will more or less assure them of being second regardless of what Arsenal do against Swansea. A defeat by two goals or less will keep them second on goal-difference but the Gunners will have two games in hand on them. More importantly, Manuel Pellegrini needs to give his own future at City boss a shot in the arm.

13:11

Manchester City are unchanged from the win over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, with Vincent Kkompany and Yaya Toure both missing out.

QPR make two changes, both of which are enforced, from the loss at Liverpool. Nedum Onuoha is suspended, while Sandro has been left out as a precaution after concerns were raised over his visa. No ideal on a day where Rangers have to win.

13:07

Team news:

Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Milner, Fernandinho, Lampard, Silva, Aguero

Queens Park Rangers: Green, Caulker, Dunne, Hill, Phillips, Barton, Henry, Suk-Young, Fer, Austin, Zamora.

12:32

After Burnley became the first side to drop out of the Premier League on Saturday, QPR can join them in next season's Championship should they fail to beat Manchester City this afternoon. City need just a point to guarantee they will be playing Champions League football but the need for Manuel Pellegrini is much greater with the Chilean needing to reinforce his credentials to lead City in the wake of weekend reports suggesting Pep Guardiola has agreed to take over next season. A game with something genuinely on the line for both sides and teams news is on the way.