Norwich 4-2 Fulham
Fulham plans to bow out with a bang were reduced to a whimper at Carrow Road.
Travelling Whites had to wait until eight minutes before the end to have anything to cheer.
Matt Smith netted when the score was 3-0 and after the Canaries scored a fourth, only a Norwich own goal salvaged a modicum of pride.
Goals late in the first half from player of the season Bradley Johnson and Nathan Redmond put the home side in control, with Graham Dorrans making it three near the end of the match.
Smith notched his consolation and Johnson doubled his tally to make it 4-1 before he got on the scoresheet for a third time, only this time in his own net.
The win saw Norwich finish third - and set up a mouthwatering play-off semi-final encounter with East Anglian neighbours Ipswich.
Fulham, meanwhile, lost a 16-match unbeaten run against Norwich stretching back to 1986,.
A disjointed, scrappy match was crying out for a goal and it arrived out of the blue in the 36th minute when Wes Hoolahan picked out Gary Hooper's well-timed run behind the visitors' defence. The striker got to the byline and had all the time in the world to pick out an unmarked Johnson who gleefully slotted home his 14th of the season.
Three minutes later it was 2-0 as more poor Fulham defending was punished. This time the visitors were guilty of standing back as Redmond moved into the box and the England Under-21 star curled a superb shot into the far corner to double Norwich's advantage.
Fulham should have pulled one back just before the break when Hugo Rodallega broke clean through but with just John Ruddy to beat but lobbed carelessly over the bar.
He did better just after the break as he got in a shot on goal from a tight angle, but an alert Ruddy was well placed to save.
Marcus Bettinelli was likewise alert to grab a Gary O'Neil free-kick that was heading into the bottom corner
Fulham were also much better than they were in the first half and nearly pulled one back 15 minutes from time when Shaun Hutchinson's goal-bound effort was blocked by O'Neil
Hooper then saw his deflected shot on the turn clip the upright as the Canaries attempted to finish their regular season with a flourish.
City duly made it 3-0 in the 81st minute when Redmond danced into the area from the left before squaring to Dorrans for the simplest of finishes but Fulham got a deserved consolation almost immediately.
A poor defensive header fell nicely for substitute Smith who volleyed clinically past Ruddy.
There was still time for Johnson to make it 4-1 with a powerful low strike from distance - and then head an inswinging free-kick into his own net to complete the scoring.