As is often the case it was a match high in expectation and with so much at stake, desperately low on quality, save for the interventions of Keiren Westwood in the Owls’ goal and Mo Diame who provided the brilliant winning strike.
It’s a Wednesday squad that fans will have fond memories of as together they stormed up the Championship playing an adventurous, swashbuckling style of football under charismatic boss Carlos Carvalhal.
This was supposed to be a peek at things to come but it ended up being the actual peak with a sharp decline following, leading Wednesday fans to looking forward to a League One campaign next season.
Perhaps it says a lot about the current state of the club that so many of the squad have left not that long ago but here’s what happened to the team that came close to defying the odds and making it to the Promised Land and the riches of the top flight.
1. Keiren Westwood
Wednesday's best player on the day, Westwood matained that kind of form before being frozen out first by Jos Luhukay and then Garry Monk. Steve Bruce, caretakers Lee Bullen and Neil Thompson as well as Tony Pulis and Darren Moore brought him back into the fold but as injuries began to mount, he's now been released. Pic: GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images
Photo: GLYN KIRK
2. Jack Hunt
After initially joining on a season-long loan, right-back Hunt played a pivotal role in the Owls' push for promotion and would go on to make over 100 appearances for Wednesday before making a move to Bristol City in 2018. Was released by the Robins at the end of this season
Photo: Mike Hewitt
3. Glenn Loovens
The highly-respected skipper was a calming influence on the Owls team and he remained at Hillsborough until 2018 when he left to join Sunderland. The Dutchman was at the Stadium of Light for a year before leaving mid-contract and is now living in Belgium and working as a scout for old club Celtic
Photo: Steve Ellis
4. Tom Lees
Took over as captain when Loovens left only to lose that to Barry Bannan. Went on to notch up 274 appearances for Wednesday before being released amid relegation to League One. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Photo: Mike Hewitt