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Sheffield Wednesday bring the noise but fall short of Premier League return| Alan Smith

Carlos Carvalhal’s men were superbly backed but they will have to wait another year for a tilt at the big time after being outdone by a Hull side full of knowhow

Carlos Carvalhal had a dream, according to the Sheffield Wednesday fans and, while this was by no means a nightmare, the Owls’ manager must wait another season at least to fulfil his wishes.

Considering he was largely unheard of before his arrival at Hillsborough last summer, it was an achievement in itself to guide a team pieced together by loan signings and barely recognised as promotion contenders to within 90 minutes of a first season in the Premier League since 2000. But that does not soften the pain of falling at the final hurdle in what was said to be the most financially lucrative match ever played.

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