West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
Graham Dorrans' superb first-half strike plunged QPR back into the relegation mire as West Brom beat Mark Hughes' side 1-0.
Billy Jones also hit the woodwork in the second half for the Baggies as they edged a tight game at the Hawthorns.
Rangers had started the match brightly and Bobby Zamora went close to putting the visitors ahead after just two minutes only for Ben Foster to make a smart stop.
Peter Odemwingie fired wide before Dorrans put Albion in front with a brilliant 30-yard strike in the 22nd minute that flew past Paddy Kenny in the QPR goal.
He was afford far too much time and space and punished Mark Hughes' men to the max with a thumping drive that gave the Irishman no chance whatsoever.
Adel Taarabt dragged his shot wide as QPR responded well to going a goal behind while Samba Diakite lifted his shot over the bar after being sent clear by Joey Barton.
QPR edged the second 45 minutes but they struggled to create many clear-cut chances and, when they did break through a well-drilled Baggies defence, Zamora wasted the best opportunities.
At the other end, Chris Brunt forced Kenny to save his dipping 25-yard free-kick and Odemwingie set up Jones in the 52nd minute only for the Albion defender to be denied his first goal for the club when his low shot hit the base of a post.
West Brom substitute Shane Long should have made it 2-0 with virtually the last kick of the game only to shoot wide, but Albion are now certain to finish in mid-table safety while the only bright spot in QPR's day was the fact that relegation rivals Blackburn lost at Swansea City.