Head coach Eddie Howe handed Schar the armband at Goodison Park with club captain Jamaal Lascelles on the bench and Jonjo Shelvey unavailable through illness.
“We have to be at our highest level to get something in this league,” said Schar, who partnered Dan Burn at the back.
“We weren’t yesterday. Now is time to work even harder! Proud moment in my career to lead this team.”
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1. Gunners target Bergwijn
Arsenal have identified Tottenham winger Steven Bergwijn as a potential option to improve their attack. (CalcioMercato)
2. Sporting eye Virginia
Sporting are set to try to renew goalkeeper João Virgínia’s loan spell from Everton this summer. (Record)
3. Tchouameni on City radar
AS Monaco star Aurelien Tchouameni is among Manchester City’s list of options as a long-term successor to Fernandinho in central midfield. (Telegraph)
4. Kabak deal unlikely
German side Schalke are increasingly convinced they will not be selling Ozan Kabak to Norwich City on a permanent basis after the player suffered a ‘fiasco’ during his current loan spell at Carrow Road. (Der Westen)