West Brom fans were both delighted and surprised at the striker's display.
The Baggies forward didn't manage to score against the Eagles and received criticism from some quarters for simply backing into Crystal Palace defenders continuously when holding up the ball - and going down a tad too easily.
But plenty of West Brom supporters were, at the same time, delighted with the striker's display. The 26-year-old was some people's choice for man of the match and his energy and presence was much appreciated.
Even more impressive for some fans, however, was the fact Anichebe lasted 90 minutes in the first place for West Brom!
The target man has suffered from injury trouble aplenty in the past and a full match under his belt was a joy for many of those watching the Baggies in the Premier League. A lot of the Crystal Palace faithful also commented on what a handful he was, while Anichebe's hold-up play was seen as better than Brown Ideye's of late.
Here, then, is what West Brom supporters made of the 26-year-old's performance against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Twitter...
Anichebe was class today, cant wait untill he is fully match fit, what a player! #wba— Nickkkk (@nicholast479) April 18, 2015
Terrific win for #wba. Looked far more focused, disciplined & cohesive than previous weeks. Anichebe held ball up far better than Ideye has.— Ben Dewison (@BenDewison) April 18, 2015
Anichebe close runner for MOTM for me today. Rode our luck at times but we deserved that! #WBA— James Houghton (@spunge84) April 18, 2015
I used to hate Anichebe, god knows why. The bloke is bloody brilliant. #WBA— Will Jeavons (@wjeavons) April 18, 2015
It's not only a victory for Albion but also a victory for our medical team as Victor Anichebe completes 90 minutes #wba— The Baggies' Way (@TheBaggiesWay) April 18, 2015
The big news is not that we've won, but the fact that Anichebe has managed to last the whole game #wba— Ade M (@addamaccada) April 18, 2015
Beaten Palace away with the form they are in and Anichebe has played 90 minutes. What a day to be alive.— Dan Cannon (@DANWBA125) April 18, 2015