AS expected, it was keenly-fought and tight affair between Yorkshire rivals Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley on Saturday.
In the end, a ticket to the Premier League was settled by one, stunning strike by Mohamed Diame in the 72nd minute.
Here, we rate each player and how they did on the day.
Eldin Jakupovic 7
Not overly convincing in the early stages but the back-up ‘keeper proved to be a safe pair of hands.
Moses Odubajo 7
Had a couple of goal-scoring opportunities and was a big threat down the right flank with his surging runs.
Michael Dawson 7
Booked early on after being skinned by Forestieri but proved a rock at the back for the Tigers.
Curtis Davies 7
Got City out of trouble with his awareness and pace a couple of times. A dominant display.
Andrew Robertson 6
Awful miss during the second half but was his usual energetic self down the left flank.
Ahmed Elmohamady 7
Linked up well with Odubajo to underline his late season revival after patchy form had led to spell on the bench.
Tom Huddlestone 8
Ran the midfield. Always assured in possession and at the heart of everything that City did.
Jake Livermore 6
Worked hard, hassling and harrying his Owls counterparts throughout. But often guilty of wasting possession.
Robert Snodgrass* 6
A threat in the first half but faded. Despite that, his trickery paved the way for the winner. Substituted, much to his disgust.
Mohamed Diame*** 9
A goal worthy of winning any game that capped a tremendous all-round display that even included some stout defensive work in his own box.
Abel Hernandez** 7
Denied by both Keiren Westwood and Keiran Lee but worked extremely hard and never let the Owls defence rest.
Sam Clucas* (81) -
David Meyler** (85) -
Harry Maguire*** (88) -
Keiren Westwood 8
Kept the Owls in the game with vital saves but was beaten by an outstanding shot despite getting a hand to the ball.
Jack Hunt 6
Tried to get forward in support of the attack but it was a struggle at times. Looked solid down his flank..
Tom Lees 6
Poor clearance handed City possession and just a couple of seconds later Diame had struck.
Glenn Loovens 7
Typically dogged display from the captain. Gave everything and got his side out of trouble several times.
Daniel Pudil*** 6
Given a busy afternoon by the dual threat of Ahmed Elmohamady and Moses Odubajo down his flank.
Ross Wallace* 5
Made little impact, other than a curled free-kick in the first half that was kept out in an unconvincing fashion by Jakupovic.
Kieran Lee 6
Struggled to play his normal game. He was far too deep at times and that meant Hull were able to seize control
Sam Hutchinson** 6
Another who struggled to stamp his authority on proceedings. Sacrificed when Wednesday went behind.
Barry Bannan 6
Seemed confused as to where he was playing, often drifting back towards his own goal
Fernando Forestieri 6
LIvely in the opening 20 minutes but faded the longer the game went on, drifting too wide to make an impact.
Gary Hooper 6
Starved of service for much of the final so had little chance to make an impact.
Jeremy Helan* (63)- Brought a bit of pace down the flank but was well shackled.
Atdhe Nuhiu** (76) - Wednesday failed to utilise his height.
Lucas Joao*** (86)