They drew 2-2 at Loftus Road, but the implications are much more intense for both QPR and Manchester City when the location switches to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday (Watch live at 8:30 a.m. ET on CNBC and online via Live Extra).
A loss sends QPR down to the Championship division, while a point brings City the guarantee of the UEFA Champions League in 2015/16.
City’s bench is loaded, with Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany out of the Starting XI.
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Fernando, Milner, Fernandinho, Lampard, Silva, Aguero. Subs: Caballero, Sagna, Kompany, Toure, Navas, Dzeko, Bony.
Queens Park Rangers: Green, Caulker, Dunne, Hill, Phillips, Barton, Henry, Suk-Young, Fer, Austin, Zamora. Subs: McCarthy, Wright-Phillips, Kranjcar, Hoilett, Furlong, Grego-Cox, Comley