Sutton saves Bhoys
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Livingston had threatened a major shock with Rolando Zarate firing them in front, but goals from Momo Sylla and Sutton were enough to enable Celtic to close the gap on leaders Rangers to three points.
The home side struggled to break down a stubborn Livingston defence after star striker Henrik Larsson was forced to leave the action on 17 minutes with a facial injury.
Livingston stunned the home crowd, taking the lead seven minutes after the restart through Zarate.
Zarate capitalised on a weak back-pass from Joos Valgaeren to round Magnus Hedman and tap in to an empty net.
Celtic laid siege to the Livingston defence, but the inspired Alan Main kept them at bay.
The home side finally drew level after 77 minutes with Sylla finding a way past Main.
Celtic pushed forward in search of a winner and their domination was rewarded with Sutton firing home five minutes from time to keep up the pressure on Rangers at the top.
Dundee United remain bottom of the table after being held to a 1-1 draw by city rivals Dundee at Tannadice.
The home side went in front on 19 minutes with an unfortunate own goal from David Mackay.
The visitors drew level on the half hour mark with Nacho Novo netting his sixth goal of the season.
United were forced to hang on in the last 20 minutes when Charlie Miller was sent-off for a second bookable offence.
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