Wolverhampton Wanderers' season has got just that little bit better as Watford's 6-0 defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup final means the Molineux outfit will be playing in the Europa League next season.
The winners of the FA Cup qualify for the Europa League, but as Pep Guardiola's charges are already in the Champions League by virtue of winning the Premier League title, their place goes to the next-highest-ranked league team not in Europe, hence seventh-placed Wolves.
Watford harboured hopes of springing an upset against Man City at Wembley but they fell behind on 26 minutes when David Silva finished from close range, while Raheem Sterling doubled their lead before half-time by turning in Gabriel Jesus's goalbound shot.
The second half saw the floodgates open as Sterling added two more before full time for the first FA Cup final hat-trick since Blackpool's Stan Mortensen netted a treble in the 1953 showpiece, while Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus were also on the scoresheet.
At full time, the Wolves Twitter account posted a superbly creative video in which the eyes of the club badge - white against a black background - transform into the Europa League logo:
A welcome cherry on top for the Old Gold faithful after the incredible season they've had, and needless to say the reaction on Twitter was very positive indeed:
I LOVE YOU WOLVES— otto () (@otto_wwfc) 18 May 2019
You’ve had that one waiting in your drafts boys...— jess (@ohvirtuemoir) 18 May 2019
Could have posted that 45 mins ago— Danny Powers (@Danny_Powers) 18 May 2019
Superb Wolves, congratulations to all at our wonderful club .— Alan Leese . (@_AlanLeese) 18 May 2019
I remember one season as a kid, being amazed by the fact we were in the Anglo Italian Cup; not sure I can cope with the excitement of Europa League qualification #wwfc— Yam Yam (@YamYam2017) 18 May 2019
Omfg— ... (@Alexwwfc_) 18 May 2019
Think we may need a few more players lads— Dan Vincent (@Dan__Vincent) 18 May 2019
Actually in tears wtf is happening— Amari carlin (@carlin_amari) 18 May 2019
Announce Fosun buy out of Thomas Cook and free flights to all Wolves fans on the European adventure!!— 1877Wolves (@WolvesTruth) 18 May 2019
Wolves last played in Europe in the UEFA Cup back in 1980-81 after winning the League Cup.
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