Listen here ride your luck.mp3
This week’s English for football is the expression to ride your luck which in football means that a team or a player has been rather lucky. For example, a team can be described as riding their luck when it does not concede a goal due to their opponents missing lots of opportunities or maybe hitting the post. Recently, Championship side Brighton rode their luck when Portsmouth missed a penalty in the last minute to give the win to Brighton. To ride their luck.
Example: Liverpool ride their luck but game of fine margins remains wide open (The Guardian, May 5th 2019)