The 23-year-old played a major role in the game because he opened the scoring in the second half and was seemingly asked to play a more advanced role than usual.
Nuno Espirito Santo's side equalised in the dying moments of the game following a mistake from opposition keeper Martin Dubravka.
But during his post-match interview with Monday Night Football, Hayden's claims about the opposition's style of play will infuriate fans because it is what they have been known for since Nuno took over last season.
"It was really just trying to match them because they play a 5-3-2," Hayden told MNF on Sky Sports PL on 11/02/2019 at 10:10 pm. "It was just trying to counter what they have got.
"Try to press them high up the pitch, especially their back three. We kind of identified that they weren't the best from playing out from the back and if we could press them in certain areas we could cause problems on the counter-attack."
During the previous campaign, Wolves strolled through the second tier of English football by playing a forward-thinking and free-flowing style of football.
Centre-back Conor Coady is normally deployed to play in the middle of the back three where the former midfielder can lead his troops and bring the ball out from the back.
But as suggested by Hayden, his side, who looked solid for large parts of the match, clearly identified a weakness in their play.
Nonetheless, both teams walked away from Molineux with a point, with the Magpies two places above the relegation zone and Wolves comfortably sitting seventh in the Premier League table.
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