A modern cliche here.
Justifying or giving more credit to a result or an incident than it deserves by applying the inevitabilty of hindsight, or the hindsight of inevitability.
Kerry's win today is justified by pointing to the scoreboard. Never mind the goal chances and refereeing decisions that went against Tyrone.
Kerry's goals in last year's All-Ireland final were not the result of luck, shit defending or an appalling mistake by a goalkeeper. They were "forced" or "a result of great pressure". Even though they weren't. And anybody who disagrees clearly has never played the game.
Which is another great cliche. Disagree with somebody who's certain of their wrong opinion and you've "clearly never played the game".