If the 45th game of the season taught us anything, it’s how much Wolves achieved in the previous 44.
This epic competition is a full on slog and it’s a slog because any team on any day can defy any sense of logic.
Take Sunderland. Despite shipping 80 goals to everyone else in the league, they could not be broken by the division’s most potent attack at Molineux back in December. Similarly, Nottingham Forest, who’ve barely been a blip on anyone’s radar, sauntered over and recorded the most routine away win of their campaign.
QPR, Norwich, Hull and now Sheffield Wednesday have repeatedly underlined the fact that the also-rans of the Championship are taken lightly at your peril.
With nothing but reputation to play for you might have forgiven the Owls for rolling over on coronation day.
No such luck.
Once the back slapping and the guard of honour were wrapped up, they set about producing a highly accomplished performance to deny the champions a record equalling 31st win of the campaign.
Annoyingly well organised, frustratingly clever in possession and surprisingly dogged in their efforts to spoil the party, Jos Luhukay was right to laud his side afterwards.
Even so, Wolves should have got the win.
John Ruddy was a virtual spectator while numerous chances came and went at the opposite end.
Afobe, Saiss and Enobakhare all squandered clear sighters and Jota spent the afternoon failing to convert driving runs forward into meaningful efforts on goal.
With grey skies overhead, a slowing tempo and a capacity home crowd anxious to get on with the party, maybe it was no surprise the referee decided to forgo injury time altogether?
Cue champagne, pyrotechnics and the slowest assembly of a six part stage you’re ever likely to see as the Molineux playlist was forced into repeats.
Richly deserved celebrations for a team who’ve surpassed any and all expectations, regardless of perceived advantages.
What a season it has been.
With a century of points still up for grabs and the opportunity to achieve a clean sweep of victories over every team in the Championship, there’s something to play for at Sunderland next weekend.
It’s top versus bottom but logic in this league, as we already know, has long since left town.