Newcastle striker Andy Carroll got an another 90 minutes under his belt after a summer foot injury, while Kazenga LuaLua also played an hour.
But Money was delighted by his teenage back four's exploits against pacy Nigerian star Anichebe, who failed to notch in front of watching boss David Moyes.
Speaking on his defence, Money told the Evening Chronicle: "Phil Airey is 16, James Tavernier is 16, Tamas Kadar is 18 and Darren Lough is also 18.
"They can be proud of their performance.
"I firmly believe that the youngsters will push very hard.
"The unfortunate thing for the club at the minute is that those who are 16 or 17 are a long way from being ready for the first team.
"But I genuinely think that over the next two or three years, there is some promise."