Graham off the mark for Swans

The £3.5million former Watford man performed a lovely turn

from an Angel Rangel ball to loft the ball into the net and settle

the contest. Scott Sinclair almost gave the hosts the perfect start

after being found by Stephen Dobbie, but his curling shot was

tipped away by Casto Barriga in the Betis goal. Ecuador

international Jefferson Montero showed signs of his pace on the

Betis left but Swansea should have led after 12 minutes when Dobbie

fired over after great work by Nathan Dyer and Rangel. Graham was

denied a tap in by some sharp defending as Swansea continued to

press, but the hosts were fortunate that keeper Jose Moreira

managed to recover and stop the ball crossing the line after

spilling a Iriney Santos effort. Moreira showed more suspect

handling as a Sergio shot squirmed through his grasp but dropped

wide of the post while Casto tipped a dipping Alan Tate header over

on half-time. The Portuguese keeper was replaced at the interval by

trialist Gerhard Tremmel, with new signing Wayne Routledge getting

his first outing since joining from Newcastle. The German made two

fine saves to deny Jorge Vidal before Graham struck the winner in

the 63rd minute, the club record signing brilliantly turning in the

area to chip over the advancing Casto.