Foden, who hails from Stockport, was joined on the field by another youngster from his home town in Taylor Harwood-Bellis.
The 17-year-old centre back was handed his debut alongside another young defender, 18-year-old Eric Garcia.
Foden said: "It is good for the club. It is good to see Taylor make his debut and I am happy for him.
"I think he was outstanding, as was Eric Garcia. You can tell there is a bit of a connection there from the youth team and I think they handled it really well and helped each other out."