Hayden has claimed he is struggling to see why Wolves are seventh in the table.
Isaac Hayden has been quoted by the Telegraph as saying that he does not understand why Wolverhampton Wanderers are as high as seventh in the Premier League - and angry Wolves fans have reacted to the Newcastle star's comments.
Hayden, 23, scored for Newcastle on Monday night as Rafa Benitez's side came within an inch of stealing a surprise victory away at Molineux.
His effort was palmed into the back of the net by Rui Patricio, leaving Wolves staring at defeat. Though they had hardly created anything throughout the match, Willy Boly rose above goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to equalise in injury time.
After the match, former Arsenal midfielder Hayden gave his verdict on Nuno Espirito Santo's side, who sit in a lofty seventh place despite only gaining promotion to the Premier League last season.
"If I am being brutally honest, I am struggling to see why they are seventh,” Hayden said. "We have given them two good games this season, one at home and one away. We have come out of them both thinking we deserve a lot more."
Wolves have brought in some big-name players who have contributed, with the likes of Patricio, Joao Moutinho, Jonny and Raul Jimenez all impressing since moving to the Midlands.
Wolves fans reacted on Twitter after hearing of Hayden's comments, and reacted angrily by reminding the Newcastle midfielder of Wolves' late equaliser and The Toon's impending relegation battle.
Well Isaac, maybe because the league table is based on all the games not just the two against you. And maybe because you can't defend until the final whistle.— Rob Watson (@clicktosale) February 12, 2019
Or to put it even more simply, we have more points than the team in eighth but less than the team in sixth so there's no other place logically for us to go in the table.— Rob Watson (@clicktosale) February 12, 2019
You think a lot, we do a lot, that's why we are seventh, jog on Isaac— Phil Beese (@BeesePhil) February 12, 2019
Thanks for your concern about our 7th place Isaac, but do please feel free to also concern yourself with escaping relegation.— Dominic Bird (@birdman_73) February 12, 2019
To be brutally honest, we can see why you’re 16th. #WolvesAyWe— Paul D. Taylor (@Squizabilly) February 13, 2019
And that's why you will never play for a club like Wolves.....— Yozza (@lupin_1877) February 13, 2019
it might be more apt to ask why are newcastle where they are, ?— twittoes (@twittoes1) February 12, 2019