QPR secured their Championship survival in style and dealt Leeds' automatic promotion hopes a major blow with a thumping 4-0 victory at Loftus Road on Friday night.

Goals from Ilias Chair, Lucas Andersen, Lyndon Dykes and Sam Field sparked a staying-up celebration in west London, as well as a promotion party in Leicester, with the Foxes now guaranteed an immediate return to the Premier League.

But Daniel Farke’s Leeds side are now only inside the top two on goal difference after Ipswich drew 3-3 with Hull on Saturday night, with the Tractor Boys having a game in hand against Coventry tomorrow night.

Should Ipswich win that encounter in the West Midlands, they will only need a point from their final day game at home to Huddersfield to go up automatically and consign Leeds to the play-offs.

For Rangers, a tough season climaxed in unusually stress-free fashion on Friday.

The Hoops, second from bottom following six straight defeats when Marti Cifuentes took over from Gareth Ainsworth in October, are safe with a game to spare.

They made a dream start by taking the lead in the ninth minute through Chair.

The Morocco winger ran at the Leeds defence, cutting inside Ilia Gruev before unleashing his shot from 20 yards.

The ball took a nick off the shoulder of Joe Rodon as it flew past Whites keeper Illan Meslier into the far corner.

Leeds had conceded the opener at Middlesbrough on Monday night but equalised quickly on their way to a 4-3 win.

They almost repeated the trick when Joel Piroe found space on the edge of the box, but his low shot was palmed clear by Asmir Begovic.

Instead, Rangers doubled their advantage in the 22nd minute when Chris Willock's attempted cross was blocked by the arm of Junior Firpo.

The ball came back to the winger, who laid it off to Andersen with the Danish midfielder picking the perfect moment to score his first Rangers goal, sidestepping two half-hearted Leeds challenges before curling into the top corner from 15 yards.

Back came Leeds again and Crysencio Summerville's far-post volley was kept out by a fine point-blank save from Begovic.

After the break, Georginio Rutter should have at least hit the target from Sam Byram's cross but glanced his header wide.

Rutter fluffed another golden chance when he turned in the area and pulled his shot horribly off target.

But Rangers stretched their lead in the 73rd minute when Dykes headed in Chair's corner at the near post to make it 3-0.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The third QPR goal, scored by Lyndon Dykes (left), effectively ended the game as a contest.The third QPR goal, scored by Lyndon Dykes (left), effectively ended the game as a contest. (Image: PA.)

And Leeds' misery was compounded five minutes from time when Field got his head to Chair's free-kick to score the fourth.

Leeds will be looking to win at home to Southampton on the final day, with the Saints now having to settle for fourth place and the play-offs.

If Farke's side do beat their visitors at Elland Road on Saturday, and Ipswich fail to take at least four points from their games against Coventry and Huddersfield, the men from West Yorkshire will be automatically promoted alongside Leicester.