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Summary

  1. QPR relegated from Premier League
  2. Aguero hat-trick takes season tally to 31
  3. QPR's Sandro ineligible because of visa issue

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By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Another one bites the dust. QPR are down, but unlike

Burnley on Saturday, they are relegated on the back of a feeble performance. Will they be back? There's some big decisions ahead at Loftus Road. For Manchester City, second place remains a possibility after a one-sided win. Thanks for your company. Live text commentary on Chelsea against Liverpool is now on the
BBC Sport website.

Manager reaction

Man City 6-0 QPR

More from Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "I think this year we lost many points at home. But we have to finish the season the way we want to play. The desire the team reflects in this moment is very important for us.

"It's not easy for any team to win titles in a row in the Premier League because you have five teams who have the same power as our squad and money to spend. Of course I am sure next year we will be fighting again for the title.

"In the last four years this team won two Premier Leagues and finished second twice. We won the League Cup, the FA Cup, we must improve for the future but I never accept we are failing. It's not a revolution I think we need."

Manager reaction

Man City 6-0 QPR

Sergio Aguero
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini tells Sky Sports: "I think for Sergio Aguero it is really important to score. He wants to be the top scorer this season but I think it's also the way he is playing. He is working a lot more during the game, moving more and receiving more balls.

"David Silva is always a talent that decides the important passes in the 90 minutes."

Aguero's hat-trick means he has 25 Premier League goals - five ahead of nearest rival Harry Kane.

Beat Lawro at his own game

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On social media, you are always telling us how you know much more than Lawro when it comes to his weekly Football Focus predictions. On the BBC Sport Predictor, Lawro would have scored 80 points from the first seven games of the weekend - the highest average points for any team's supporters is Dartford FC with 45 points.

Lawro would have earned 30 points per match for correctly predicting the exact scores for Newcastle-WBA and Crystal Palace-Man Utd, and 10 points per game for predicting the correct results at Aston Villa and Stoke.

And Liverpool fans may wish to improve their side's position in the table - they are currently the least knowledgeable supporters in the Premier League in 111th place. Make your predictions for their match against Chelsea

here.

Manager reaction

Man City 6-0 QPR

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More from QPR manager Chris Ramsey: "A lot of players today were playing with injuries that in most situations they wouldn't have played with.

"At the moment I'm very disappointed and gutted, more about the performance because that isn't really us. From my personal point of view I'd like to thank the owners and the fans for backing us like they have."

Manager reaction

Man City 6-0 QPR

Chris Ramsey is asked if he wants to take the Queens Park Rangers job permanently: "Yes. I really do. It's a club I've taken to my heart."

Manager reaction

Man City 6-0 QPR

Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey speaking to Sky Sports: "We came here with a lot of hope, shot ourselves in the foot and gave away three set-pieces which they scored from. On the day we didn't really turn up and they are a very good team. The boys will be very disappointed in the way they performed. We are really feel sorry for the travelling fans.

"As you can imagine the dressing room is very, very quiet. I don't think it's a time for post mortems, our fate is what it is. The club is in a rebuilding phase now and would have been anyway regardless of today. There are lots of people at the club who will be extremely disappointed in the way we conducted ourselves today."

QPR RELEGATED

Man City 6-0 QPR

Here's QPR manager Chris Ramsey. He says he feels sorry for the club's travelling fans but doesn't believe the time is right for post mortems. Ramsey goes on to say the club is in a re-building phase. He adds that this is the time for QPR to "take our medicine".

Finally, Ramsey confirms he wants to stay as manager of the club.

QPR RELEGATED

Man City 6-0 QPR

Robert Green
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You have got to feel for QPR keeper Robert Green. This is the fourth relegation of his career and second with the Hoops. The others were with Norwich City and West Ham United.

QPR RELEGATED

Man City 6-0 QPR

QPR had three shots on goals compared to Manchester City's 11. City's passing accuracy was 79.5% compared to 72.3% from their opponents, while the hosts enjoyed 59.6% possession.

Stat attack

Man City 6-0 QPR

The two players who covered the most ground on the pitch today are...

Joey Barton (11.59km) and Karl Henry (11.41km).

Player reaction

Man City 6-0 QPR

Manchester City midfielder James Milner: "We haven't been good enough for long spells of the season and we have come up short. But I'm sure we will be back. The quality is there and the hunger is there. There will be new faces in the summer, I'm sure we will be back."

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Josh Gribby: Said for years Harry Redknapp was over-rated. This was his squad. He slipped out early to save his "reputation".

Shohidur Rahman: Are you 35 years old? Way past your best? Don't worry, QPR will give you a contract.

QPR RELEGATED

Man City 6-0 QPR

Credit to Joey Barton. He probably can't wait to get off the pitch but he summons his team-mates towards where QPR's travelling fans are seated. There's not many who have stayed but those who have applaud back.

QPR RELEGATED

Man City 6-0 QPR

Steve Bower

BBC Match of the Day commentator at the Etihad Stadium

"Confirmation of relegation for QPR. Their stay in the Premier League lasted one season. Today they didn't slip out, they have fallen out, hit for six. The seventh relegation in their history."

FULL-TIME - QPR RELEGATED

Man City 6-0 QPR

QPR are relegated from the Premier League after a shocking defeat.

Man City 6-0 QPR

Rob Green
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Man City 6-0 QPR

Two minutes of added time.

Man City 6-0 QPR

One minute plus added time before QPR's Premier League life support machine is switched off for good. And rightly so on this evidence.

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Earl Cagney: QPR have been awful most of the season, poorly run club, no fight in them at all. Needs a overhaul in summer...big Sam?

Alex Kraushaar: Feel sorry for Chris Ramsey, no manager in the world could do anything with this QPR squad. Dreadful.

GOAL

Man City 6-0 QPR - David Silva

David Silva
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Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant by Manchester City who are saving their best for last. Sergio Aguero's pass with the outside of his boot finds Wilfried Bony whose brilliant back-pass lets in David Silva to round the keeper and score. Terrific stuff by Bony.

Man City 5-0 QPR

Huge applause for former City player Shaun Wright-Phillips as he replaces Yun Suk-Young. They haven't forgotten his efforts in these parts.

Wasteful Milner...

Man City 5-0 QPR

James Milner
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James Milner may well be covering ground like Forrest Gump but his passing is dreadful today.

He has completed just 57% of his passes, the only outfield player with a lower mark is Steven Caulker on 44%.

Man City 5-0 QPR

Six minutes left. The TV cameras zoom in on QPR's travelling fans. No tears being shed - in public at least - yet. Another City goal and that might change.

Man City 5-0 QPR

No mercy from City. The home fans are thirsty for more goals and Wilfried Bony wants to oblige. The substitute rattles a post with a thumping effort.

Man City 5-0 QPR

Charlie Austin
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Would Sandro have made any difference for QPR? The Brazilian is missing because of a visa issue. Perhaps if Chris Ramsey sends him on now the game might have to be replayed. It's QPR's only hope.

Man City 5-0 QPR

Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker

Queens Park Rangers have completed 383 sprints in this game, Manchester City 410.

Man City 5-0 QPR

This will be win number four on the bounce for Manchester City.

If only they could have been more consistent earlier in the season then we might have had a more thrilling title race.

SUBSTITUTION

Man City 5-0 QPR

One of the biggest cheers of the game as Yaya Toure lifts his powerful frame off the substitutes bench to replace Fernandinho.

Man City 5-0 QPR

There is a right way and a wrong way to be relegated. Burnley did it with a battling victory at Hull City. QPR have done it by raising the white flag from the first minute at the Etihad.

Man City 5-0 QPR

Steve Bower

BBC Match of the Day commentator at the Etihad Stadium

"This is a capitulation from Queens Park Rangers. This is one of the strangest games I have witnessed in a long time. Quite simply from the first whistle QPR simply didn't believe and some of their fans have already seen enough."

GOAL

Man City 5-0 QPR - James Milner

James Milner
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Too easy. Far too easy. Substitute Wilfried Bony wins a corner after forcing Robert Green into a save. Bony then wins a header, Sergio Aguero turns the ball across the six-yard line and James Milner taps home. QPR's players don't know where to look.

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Naveed Afzal: The attitude/application of the majority of these QPR players is an absolute disgrace. I'm enraged and I don't even like QPR.

Stepan Benyovszky: What a symbolic way to go for a side thoroughly deserving relegation throughout the whole season.

Man City 4-0 QPR

Steve Bower

BBC Match of the Day commentator at the Etihad Stadium

"This disastrous day for Queens Park Rangers gets worse. They are heading for the Championship and heading there on the end of another heavy defeat. That is Aguero's fifth hat-trick for Manchester City, 25 goals for the season, five of them have come against Queens Park Rangers."

GOAL

Man City 4-0 QPR - Sergio Aguero

Bang! Sergio Aguero sends Robert Green the wrong way and the Argentine has his fifth hat-trick in a Manchester City shirt. QPR are down and out.

Sergio Aguero
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PENALTY TO MAN CITY

Man City 3-0 QPR

David Silva is brought down by Matt Phillips and the referee points straight to the spot. Is this Sergio Aguero's hat-trick?

Man City 3-0 QPR

Joey Barton is booked for a foul on Pablo Zabaleta. Signs of frustration from QPR's former Manchester City man. No sign of fight from QPR.

Man City 3-0 QPR

David Silva has hardly put a foot wrong but the Spanish midfielder is thwarted by a fine Robert Green save when he should have passed to unmarked team-mate Sergio Aguero to complete his hat-trick.

Running man...

Man City 3-0 QPR

It was the Manchester 10k today and it wouldn't be surprising if James Milner took the course on before playing here. The City man loves a run...

James Milner
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