Kebe scored twice in the victory over the Black Cats to continue the Royals' recent resurgence in form as they continue to fight against the drop.
McAnuff told the club's official website: "He's a real handful for any defence in this league and today he's shown a different side to his game - he was back defending, blocking crosses and it was a fantastic header to get the winner today.
"He's beginning to get a bit of a reputation for himself as someone who is a good header of the ball!
"The first goal was a fantastic finish too, great first touch to beat the man and then a top strike."
Kebe has made 16 appearances for Reading this season, scoring five goals.