John Murphy's equaliser had briefly raised Town's hopes of causing a shock.
But Macclesfield's dreams were cruelly shattered seconds after the re-start when goalkeeper Tommy Lee* was harshly adjudged to have felled Andriy Shevchenko in the penalty area and was sent-off.
Macclesfield's dreams of a cup upset disappeared when goalkeeper Lee was harshly sent-off for colliding with Shevchenko a minute after the re-start.Poor Tommy. He's so misunderstood.
The Ukrainian forward had been put through by Wright-Phillips but lost his footing and was already falling when he fell over the onrushing Lee.
* Yes, I know it's not the same one. Work with me people.