Granada coach Abel Resino got off to a winning start as his team moved out of the Spanish league relegation zone with a 2-1 win at Real Betis on Sunday.

Striker Odion Ighalo put Granada ahead in the 13th minute with a low shot from the edge of the area, and Carlos Martins finished off a counterattack for the visitors' second five minutes before halftime.

The home side improved after the interval and substitute Jonathan Pereira made it 2-1 in the 81st.

Resino, a former Atletico Madrid coach, took over promoted Granada earlier this week after Fabricio Gonzalez was fired following a three-game losing streak.

''The feelings are good, but we saw a little of everything,'' said Resino. ''We've been working together for just a week so we can't ask for big things.''

Before this game, Granada's struggling attack had only scored four away goals this season.