The Citizens have seen off a stubborn Bournemouth side to progress to the EFL Cup fourth round.
The wind of the game was always blowing in City’s direction but Bournemouth made things awkward for the hosts after Surridge cancelled out the opener by City’s 17-year-old debutant Delap.
It took an instinctive Foden finish for City to finally see Bournemouth off.
Liam Delap gave Manchester City a tantalising glimpse of their future before the EFL Cup holders were forced to scrap for a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth in round three.
Delap, the 17-year-old son of former Stoke City favourite Rory, has sparked plenty of excitable talk through his explosive performances for City’s youth teams and he wasted little time when it came to making an impression on his senior debut.
Pace, power and a dead-eyed finish in the 18th minute had Pep Guardiola celebrating with delight, but the City boss soon had a furrowed brow as Sam Surridge brought the Championship side level.
Flimsy defending and a failure to create regular clear chances saw Guardiola send for the cavalry in.
Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, with the winner arriving in fortuitous fashion when Foden scuffed a shot into the turf and in after Riyad Mahrez’s drive came back off the post.
Foden was one of three players retained from the City side that beat Wolves 3-1 in their Premier League opener and the England midfielder slipped a cute pass to Mahrez in the 16th minute, Bournemouth goalkeeper Mark Travers saving at his near post.
Foden was the provider again two minutes later, with Delap powering past Jack Simpson and clipping a brilliant left-footed finish into the top corner.