Sutton at the double for The Bhoys
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The England international struck after 7 and 33 minutes to give his side all three points in a hard fought victory.
The first came was a excellent piece of goal-poaching on Sutton's behalf.
Stilian Petrov's corner found its way to Jackie McNamara on the edge of the area his goalbound shot was then expertly deflected past Kenny Arthur by Sutton.
The game was then sealed just ten minutes before the interval when Sutton again was on hand to punish Thistle.
Didier Agathe did all the damage down Partick's left and his cross eventually found Sutton who finished neatly from 12 yards.
Celtic's win now sees them close to within three points of Old Firm rivals Rangers.
The other game in Scotland, between Dundee and Hibernian at Dens Park, was abandoned after 40 minutes due to snow.
The Dark Blues had been leading following Fabian Caballero's strike after 13 minutes - but they will now have to play the match again.
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