Sheffield Wednesday lost 1-0 to Hull City on Saturday.
Sheffield Wednesday's dream of a Premier League return crumbled on Saturday evening as they were beaten 1-0 by Hull City in the Championship play-off final.
The Owls had seen off third placed Brighton and Hove Albion with a 3-1 aggregate win in the semi-finals, and headed down to Wembley in high spirits.
Gary Hooper celebrates after scoring the second goal for Sheffield Wednesday
Having been relegated from the Premier League back in 2000, Wednesday fans were hoping that their 16-year stay outside the top flight would finally come to an end - but they were left heartbroken in North London.
In a tense and tight encounter, it was Hull who ran out 1-0 winners as Mohamed Diame's long-range strike found the top corner to send the Tigers back to the Premier League.
Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri looks dejected
Wednesday fans will be hurting and will look to next season, but some fans have been taking to Twitter to criticise the performances of forwards Gary Hooper and Fernando Forestieri.
The two players went into the game having hit 28 goals between them this season, but neither could pose any real threat to the Hull defence in disappointing afternoons for both players.
Sheffield Wednesday’s Gary Hooper in action with Hull City's David Meyler
Fans suggested that manager Carlos Carvalhal got his tactics wrong, as Forestieri should have been used differently to supply Hooper, rather than playing right up top with him.
Ultimately, supporters felt that the duo froze on the biggest stage and despite having good seasons, they were non-existent at Wembley - and that's what handed Hull the win.
Here are some of the reactions from Wednesday fans on Twitter after Forestieri and Hooper struggled against Hull on Saturday...
We need another striker to partner hooper up top,would rather see forestieri just behind the front two,or on the left.#swfc— Steve Brown (@Stevebr85805130) May 29, 2016
Forestieri & Hooper up front hasn't worked all season. Forestieri is a better winger #swfc— Dan (@dshort9) May 28, 2016
This happens when your best players don't turn up. Been a fantastic season. But Forestieri, Wallace, Hooper have let us down today. #swfc— Steezus (@steviestallard) May 28, 2016
I like Hooper, but he doesn't offer enough overall IMO. Need a big, fast striker... Something that Joao could hopefully evolve in to #swfc— Wilson! (@Ashley_Wilson96) May 29, 2016
Hooper and foriestieri were poor today That was the difference. Big players turn up In big Games like Diame But oh well into next year #swfc— Louis Penty (@Louispenty) May 28, 2016
Great stage for fessi,bannan and hooper to shine but they just didn't turn up! Cud av been 4 or 5 without Westwood..#swfc— Guy Aspinall (@AspinallGuy) May 29, 2016
Has Hooper given us ANYTHING in these 3 play-off games? #swfc— Steezus (@steviestallard) May 28, 2016
What did you think of Hooper and Forestieri against Hull?