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by accident

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I estimate that in the Premier League the results of matches are determined about 80 per cent by differences in skill and about 20 per cent by luck.
I found that the best fit was produced by assuming that the results of individual Premier League matches in real life are determined 80 per cent by skill and 20 per cent by luck.
When a desired outcome is brought about by luck, you must acknowledge that fact.
1 : helped by luck : fortunate <a lucky person>
A school of philosophers has arisen in recent decades with a (theoretical) solution: Redistribute economic resources to compensate for advantages conferred by luck, and let advantages stemming from individuals' own choices stand.
Not sure if it was by luck or prayer, but I got home.