Sheffield Wednesday finally gave their fans something to smile about this season as they demolished a sorry looking Preston North End 4-1 at Hillsborough this afternoon.
Two goals from Adthe Nuhiu, one from Lucas Joao, and a late free kick from a returning Fernando Forestieri were enough to hand the hosts all three points and the Owls can now safely put to bed any lingering relegation fears some fans might have still been holding.
It was the late goal from Forestieri though that put the icing on the cake, with the little forward making his return to the first team squad and coming off the bench for the first time in months after missing much of the season with injury.
He curled home over the wall in the dying embers of the game to send the Hillsborough crowd home happy, and many took to Twitter following the game to praise their returning hero and give their thoughts on what this could mean for the club for the rest of the season.
We at FLW were on hand to delve a little deeper into the comments….
Oh my God…..that was amazing!!!! And what a 2nd goal from this guy! Great to see Forestieri back and Joao made a huge difference #swfc#wawaw pic.twitter.com/1XYI8DXCLB
— Louise Fieldsend (@LouiseFieldsend) March 30, 2018
— jamie king ???????? (@JK1867) March 30, 2018
Big believer in statistics and they show that SWFC create and score more goals when nuhiu and forestieri are on the pitch together
— richweaver (@RIchardWeaver10) March 30, 2018
Nuhiu belter, forestieri back, I fucking love Wednesday me #swfc
— Ben Hoggard (@bhoggard__) March 30, 2018
Forestieri is goat
— George (@G_morton1) March 30, 2018
What a 2nd half! Nuhiu sublime, love the love he gets from his teammates. Forestieri shows just what it means to be an Owl. He loves this place #swfc
— Alan (@alanowls1867) March 30, 2018
I bloody loved that second half. Attacking players playing positive football. And for Forestieri to stick that free kick away was most wonderful sight in the world #swfc
— Scott Wilkes (@scottwilkes88) March 30, 2018
Think I had a semi when nuhiu smashed it in top corner with weaker foot. I had a raging hard on when forestieri then bagged on his return #swfc
— Shane ???? (@shaneowls88) March 30, 2018