Filippa Angeldahl and Lauren Hemp reflect on their spectacular strikes in our memorable 2-0 win over Chelsea in 'Rise: The Story of our Season'.

Perhaps City’s finest performance of the 2022/23 campaign, Gareth Taylor’s side blew the reigning Barclays Women’s Super League champions away at the Joie Stadium.

Angeldahl’s stunning strike opened the scoring just after the 20-minute mark, with Hemp doubling the advantage with a stunning half-volley just before the break.


In the upcoming CITY+ feature, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at last season, the duo reveal what was going through their heads when they each got themselves on the scoresheet.

“Filippa’s goal, what a strike,” Hemp recalls.

“As soon as I passed it to her, I told her to shoot. She took a glance to me and was like ‘what are you on about’?”

For Angeldahl’s watching the ball hit the back of the net was a special feeling.

She added: “I heard ‘shoot’ and was like ‘okay, I’ll do it’.

“It was an amazing feeling. I’d been waiting so long for my first goal in the league, so it was amazing.”

Gareth Taylor’s side had shown we could mix it with the best that the WSL has to offer in front of over 5,000 spectators at the Joie Stadium.

It was City’s first league win over Emma Hayes’ side since 2017, with Hemp at the centre of that success.

Looking back at her decisive goal on that day, the winger believes the result and performance were an indication of what this team can achieve in the future.

“I feel like it just fell so nicely that I thought, ‘why not’? I was grateful that Coombsy [Laura Coombs] dropped it into my path,” Hemp recalls.

“That was a fantastic game, it felt like it all just came together against Chelsea.

“We were dominant. We know when we play our best football, nobody can beat us.”


‘Rise: The Story of our Season’ – the latest documentary from City Studios - will be released on CITY+ in the coming weeks, charting the progress of Manchester City Women across the 2022/23 campaign.

Records were broken, reputations were forged, and an exciting young squad showed they could go toe-to-toe with the best that England has to offer.

Our cameras were there every step of the way, capturing the thrills and spills of a compelling WSL title race which went down to the wire.


With candid reflections from players and coaches alike, ‘Rise’ provides a window into the personalities behind the stars you’ve seen on the pitch, while also nodding towards what should be another enthralling campaign, which begins on Sunday against West Ham United.

Keep across, the official Man City app and our social platforms across this week for teaser clips from the documentary.

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