Moyes has kept faith and feels his patience is being rewarded with Anichebe, some seven years after his debut, starting to command a place.
Moyes said: "He is someone I have always thought has all the attributes, that if he could knuckle down and stick at it has definitely got a lot going for him.
"He has done. He has kept at it, kept going and I thought he played really well last time.
"His effort was noticeable. Victor, as much as anyone, helped us get the result against Manchester City.
"He was very close to being the man of the match, if he was not the man of the match."