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fluke (noun) stroke of luck.
A stroke of luck happening unexpectedly is a fluke. You meet a great person by fluke, if you meet them suddenly and accidentally. A fluke goal or a fluke win is a goal or win that a team is lucky to get just by accident and not as a result of a planned game. If you chance upon a bundle of currency, with none around to claim it, you get it by fluke.
- It was a fluke goal in the dying minutes of the game that saved the home team from an embarrassing defeat.
- Hansen was trying to prove that his selection for the post was not a fluke and that his merit and his impressive track record got him the job.