QPR claimed their first points since the restart with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside.
Jordan Hugill’s long range first-half winner lifted Mark Warburton’s side to the 53-point mark, all but guaranteeing their survival in theChampionship.
In Saturday’s games, Said Benrahma grabbed a hat-trick as Brentford kept up their bid for automatic promotion with a 3-0 victory over crisis club Wigan Athletic.
The Algerian opened the scoring after 19 minutes then made it 2-0 just before the hour-mark with what looked like an intended cross.
And Benrahma completed his hat-trick before the afternoon went from bad to worse for the visitors as Joe Garner was sent-off for a bad challenge.
Fulham also kept up the chase as Josh Onomah lashed the only goal of the game deep into stoppage time to sink Birmingham City 1-0 at Craven Cottage.
The Blues had chances through Jude Bellingham but it looked like they had snared a point late on when keeper Lee Camp produced a brilliant double save to deny Joe Bryan and Bobby Decordova-Reid.
Centre back Jake Cooper blasted home after goalkeeper Dillon Phillips spilled Connor Mahoney’s long-range strike, to hand the Lions their first win since the league’s resumption.