Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Ipswich Town 0.
Queens Park Rangers earned a third consecutive victory as they eased past the Championship's bottom club Ipswich Town at Loftus Road.
The hosts took the lead when Nahki Wells' shot was parried out to Pawel Wszolek, who tucked in from a tight angle on the rebound.
Joel Lynch nodded in the second from Luke Freeman's left-wing free-kick and Wells fired a well-struck third in to the far corner in the second half.
The result left Ipswich four points adrift of 23rd-placed Reading at the bottom of the table.
The defeat was Town's fifth in their past seven matches, and their ninth loss in their past 14 games.
Rangers could have won by more, but in-form Freeman saw an early free-kick tipped over the bar and - at 2-0 - Lynch glanced a header wide from a Freeman corner.
Steve McClaren's men moved within two points and two places of the play-off spots, while the Tractor Boys fell seven points adrift of safety.
Paul Lambert's visitors had their best spells when the game was goalless, but Jon Nolan's effort was saved by Joe Lumley and Ellis Harrison fired over from a Nolan through ball.
But their fifth loss from their past six away league games ended their mini revival, after picking up two points from their previous two matches at home.
QPR boss Steve McClaren told BBC Radio London:
"This was a difficult game for us, a tough game, mentally. We were expected to win at home but Paul Lambert sets Ipswich up to be difficult to beat.
"They had a lot more of the ball than we really wanted them to have, but we needed to be professional.
"I was delighted with the clean sheet and we could have had more goals. We scored the goals at the right time, giving us that cushion."
Ipswich manager Paul Lambert told BBC Radio Suffolk:
"Whether we deserved to win the game, I don't know, but performance-wise we were dominating the ball.
"The difference was at both ends - I don't think we did enough in the attacking third and we didn't defend as well as we should have done."
- 23WszolekBooked at 43mins
- 7FreemanSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 88'minutes
- 10EzeSubstituted forChairat 70'minutes
- 32WellsSubstituted forOtehat 84'minutes
- 12SpenceBooked at 49mins
- 4ChambersBooked at 4mins
- 18WardSubstituted forLankesterat 62'minutes
- 11NolanSubstituted forRobertsat 70'minutes
- Keith Stroud
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 3, Ipswich Town 0.
Foul by Jonas Knudsen (Ipswich Town).
Aramide Oteh (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Jordan Roberts (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers).
Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Luke Chambers.
Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Bright Samuel replaces Luke Freeman.
Foul by Jordan Roberts (Ipswich Town).
Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Aramide Oteh replaces Nahki Wells.
Foul by Trevoh Chalobah (Ipswich Town).
Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers).
Foul by Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town).
Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Nahki Wells tries a through ball, but Ilias Chair is caught offside.
Ellis Harrison (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.