Fact Is Meaning

(idiomatic, sports) actually, in truth

Example: 2010 April 25, Mayers, Joshua, “Sounders FC 0, Toronto FC 2 -- postgame thoughts and player ratings”[1], Seattle Times:
  Was it a dominating performance? No. Were you expecting dominance? Fact is, Sounders FC created more than twice the chances of the home team. While the finishing was sub-par, the run of play was controlled by the guys in green until the unfortunate mistakes.