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But Blues substitute Phillips enjoyed a stroke of luck in injury-time as a Bacary Sagna clearance looped off him and over Arsenal 'keeper Manuel Almunia to level the score at 1-1.
Katrina, who used to have a proper job, said she was living proof of how "one stroke of luck can make your wildest dreams a reality".
Last January 9th astronomers were using NASA's Swift satellite to study a month-old supernova in the galaxy NGC 2770 in Lynx--when, by an incredible stroke of luck, an overpoweringly bright X-ray flare went off in another part of the spiral.
This killer managed to shoot a woman in broad daylight in a suburban street without a sound and escape undetected - that was no stroke of luck, that was meticulous and careful planning.
Last night, a spokesman for Bashir said: "Martin is seeing it as a stroke of luck that he had a knock because doctors have discovered the tumour.
Those who actually win a spot on the Galaxy roster by some stroke of luck are reminded to never look Beckham directly in the eye.
Twenty-something Milan, still living with her parents, is president of his fan club and in a stroke of luck, manages to get a job as his publicist.
In the early 1970s, Larry Fine of the Three Stooges published an autobiography, Stroke of Luck, a book filled with typos and other major problems that were the fault of the publisher.
In a stroke of luck, DFB's costume mistress had some of the most elaborate costumes with her for repairs when Katrina stuck.
In a stroke of luck, however, the snake didn't bite him.
But they needed a stroke of luck to book their place in the last four, an own goal securing the win.
By a stroke of luck, I wondered about turning on cookies in my browser.