Sheffield Wednesday finished the season with a 5-1 win over Norwich City in front of over 28,000 fans at sunny Hillsborough.
The Owls had the first chance of the match in the 4th minute after some great build-up play as Nuhiu fed in Forestieri whose shot missed its target.
Shortly after, Forestieri took another shot at goal from the left just outside the box but his shot went far wide.
The Canaries were left weakened in the 10th minute as key player James Maddison had to be taken off due to an injury. He was substituted by Pinto.
Maddison was directly involved in 46% of Norwich’s league goals this campaign, no Championship player was more important for their team’s offence.
As Norwich were still recovering, Joao broke through the middle with a strong run and passed it out to the left where Reach was waiting to chip it in.
His cross found Nuhiu in the box who used his height and headed the ball straight into the net.
That was Nuhiu’s 12th goal across all three competitions, making him the Owl’s top scorer this season.
Wednesday extended their lead on the half hour mark after a fatal error from Norwich’s defender Zimmermann whose back pass to the keeper came way too short.
Forestieri was the quickest to react and tucked the ball past Gunn to make the score 2-0.
Norwich’s best chance in the first half came from Oliveira who cut in from the right and curled his shot just wide, and three minutes before the interval Wednesday fans gave a standing ovation for their centre back, Glenn Loovens, who made his last appearance in a Wednesday jersey after four-and-a-half years with the Owls. He was replaced by youngster Jordan Thorniley.
Half time left Wednesday with a comfortable lead and Norwich with a real challenge for a comeback.
Only two minutes after the re-start Norwich’s Murphy passed his defender on the left and whipped it in to Oliveira who was free on goal but jumped past the ball and missed a great opportunity.
Straight after, Leitner tested Wednesday keeper Dawson as the Canaries seemed keen to strike back quickly.
In an attempt to ease the pressure, the Owls outnumbered Norwich’s defense after a quick break but Baker’s cross landed straight in the arms of keeper Gunn.
As Wednesday started to regain control Joao was fouled and the resulting free-kick by Forestieri was saved spectacularly.
In the following minutes the fans witnessed incredible scenes at Hillsborough as Sheffield Wednesday struck twice within minutes to seal the victory.
Defender Venancio, who is currently on loan from Vitória Setúbal, volleyed the ball into the net after another superb cross by Reach two minutes shy of the hour.
Just two minutes later, Nuhiu scored his second goal of the day as he hammered the ball in after a collision in Norwich’s defense which left several players, including the keeper, on the ground.
However, the Canaries did not leave themselves hanging and somehow tried to make it up to their fans.
Their effort was rewarded in the 83rd minute as the ball came to Timm Klose who finished it from close range in the penalty area.
Norwich’s Lewis attempted a solo run and dribbled past several defenders on the left side before being crucially intercepted by the sliding Pudil.
The last few hectic minutes saw another great chance for Wednesday’s Forestieri who was free on goal after a precise through ball but keeper Gunn stood in the way of a fifth goal.
The Owls still weren’t finished as a header by Nuhiu narrowly fizzed over, leaving the crowd gasping.
In injury time Wednesday got awarded a penalty after Forestieri went down in the box, and Nuhiu sealed his hat-trick by slotting it calmly into the bottom right corner.
The 5-1 result left Wednesday in 15th with 57 points and Norwich 14th with 60 points.
Daniel Farke, Norwich City manager, said: “This game was a role model for the season. We had 20 shots and Wednesday had 12 but the result was 1-5. We have to defend better but it’s also important to score.
“We had some really easy mistakes and I am disappointed today but we have to judge the game in an isolated way.
“The team’s reaction was good but it was difficult to come back into the game.”
Jos Luhukay, Sheffield Wednesday manager, said: “It felt fantastic to win 5-1 tonight. I want to thank our fans who supported us not only at home but also away.
“I also want to thank my staff for their intensive work with the squad and the medical team who were very busy this season.
“Now we can go with a good feeling into the summer holiday and we take confidence with us into the pre-season. “